“People who don’t expect justice don’t have to suffer disappointment.” ~Isaac Asimov, The Robots of Dawn
Well, 2 years and 10 months after my initial request was received I finally am in possession of at least a part of Rehtaeh’s police file. It’s disappointing but not surprising. 514 pages in a 36.7 MB PDF file with pretty much everything redacted.
There’s some information from the night Rehtaeh ended her life, a police report some asshat filed against me for partaking in one of her memorial walks, a lot of information dealing with the fallout of her death, and blank page after blank page about the investigation into her sexual assault.
“I called… I received… I emailed… I spoke to…”
All repeated statements followed by a blank white page. There’s nothing at all about the investigation or how it was conducted.
It’s my intention to file a complaint about this but I’m not hopeful it will do any good. I filed an online complaint with the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada under the Access to Information Act against Royal Canadian Mounted Police on December 10, 2017 due to the delays.
They said I’d be contacted by an investigator once my file has been assigned. That was 1 year, 7 months ago and I’ve yet to hear from them.
Guess I’ll have to wait and see.