Surrey Six investigators’ trial postponed another year

Mounties facing charges in connection with probe of mass murder won't face trial for another year.

The trial for four RCMP officers facing charges for alleged misconduct during the Surrey Six murder investigation has been postponed again.

Derek Brassington, Paul Johnston, Dave Attew and Danny Michaud were charged with several charges each in 2011, including obstruction of justice, fraud, and compromising the safety of a witness, after an investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police alleged serious misconduct by the officers during the investigation of the 2007 gangland murder of six men in Surrey.

Their trial was to begin Monday (Sept. 14) in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, but was adjourned until September 2016. The delay marks the most recent of many in the trial, which was initially scheduled to begin in 2013.

Brassington, Johnston and Attew are no longer with the RCMP, while Michaud is suspended.

Six men – four with connections to the drug trade and two innocent bystanders – were shot execution-style in Surrey’s Balmoral Apartment building on Oct. 19, 2007. Two Red Scorpion gang members were convicted of first-degree murder last year, another pleaded guilty the year prior, and a fourth admitted his involvement in 2009.

Another man, Sophon Sek, is charged with manslaughter but has yet to be tried. And Jamie Bacon, co-founder of the Red Scorpions, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder and one count of first-degree murder. His trial has also faced delays and is now scheduled for October 2016.

 

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Guildford’s Winter Festival raises nearly $7K for Surrey Memorial Hospital

Funds raised through two weekends of skate rentals, on-site donations

Woman in Fraser Health region confirmed as sixth COVID-19 case in B.C.

Woman remains in isolation as Fraser Health officials investigate

Court awards Surrey Costco shopping cart collector $583K after car pins him

Kurtis Ryan Burdeniuk, 22, was retrieving carts when driver backed into him in the parking lot, pinning him

Royal Canadian circus coming back to Cloverdale

June dates for rebranded circus in year of expansion into U.S.

Committee that replaced Surrey’s Public Safety Committee seven months ago has never met

Surrey mayor dissolved safety committee in July 2019, replaced it with Interim Police Transition Advisory Committee

Blair says RCMP have met Wet’suwet’en conditions, calls for end to blockades

The Wet’suwet’en’s hereditary chiefs oppose the Coastal GasLink project

Woman missing out of downtown Maple Ridge

Police seek public’s help locating Atefeh Jadidian

Petition seeks to remove local police department from Lindsay Buziak murder case

American woman starts online petition in hopes of helping Buziak family

Health officials confirm sixth COVID-19 case in B.C.

Woman remains in isolation as Fraser Health officials investigate

Study says flu vaccine protected most people during unusual influenza season

Test-negative method was pioneered by the BC Centre for Disease Control in 2004

Saskatchewan and B.C. reach championship round at Scotties

British Columbia’s Corryn Brown locked up the last berth in Pool B

‘Chain reaction pile up’ closes southbound traffic on Coquihalla Highway

Black Press Media has reached out to RCMP, paramedics for details

Exploding enrolment prompts opening of second TWU campus in Richmond

Langley’s faith-based Trinity Western University opens a second campus in Richmond

Fraser Valley seniors’ home residents go without meds for a night due to staff shortage

Residents speak out about staff shortages that are leading to serious safety concerns

Most Read