Military Police Complaints Commission

Military Police Complaints Commission

April 17, 2012 15:00 ET

Media Advisory: Military Police Complaints Commission to Hear Request for Publication Ban on Suicide Video

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 17, 2012) - The Military Police Complaints Commission has received a request from Col (ret'd) Michel Drapeau, counsel to Sheila and Shaun Fynes, to show excerpts from a video made on the day Cpl Stuart Langridge committed suicide. Col (ret'd) Drapeau has indicated that he intends to have the video shown in the open Hearing on Thursday, April 19, 2012. Ms. Richards, counsel for the subjects of the complaint, has indicated that she objects to showing only extracts of the video and that if such extracts are shown, she will request that the entire 34 minutes video be shown.

Commission counsel intend to request a publication ban on the video. Mr. Stannard, Commission Chairperson, will hear submissions on the proposed publication ban on Thursday April 19, at 9:30 at the Commission's offices at 270 Albert, 10th floor, Ottawa.

Media organizations who wish to make submissions to the Commission regarding the proposed publication ban may do so in person or by submitting them in writing to the Commission.

Cpl Langridge committed suicide at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton on March 15, 2008. He had served in Bosnia and Afghanistan. His parents, Shaun and Sheila Fynes, filed a formal complaint with the Military Police Complaints Commission about investigations conducted by the Canadian Forces National Investigations Service (CFNIS).

For more information on the Fynes Public Interest Hearing, please visit: http://www.mpcc-cppm.gc.ca/300/303/index-eng.aspx

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