Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182
Witness: Rick Reynolds
Rick Reynolds (Director of the National Security Criminal Operations Branch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)) continues his testimony before the Commission under direct examination by Commission Counsel Anil Kapoor. Mr. Kapoor asks the witness about the RCMP’s policies on dealing with countries with poor human rights records and on accepting and acting on information and intelligence from countries known to use torture. Jacques Shore, Counsel for the Air India Victims’ Families Association, cross-examines Mr. Reynolds about specific details of the RCMP Policy on National Security Criminal Investigation, the importance of a centralized approach in safeguarding national security, and related matters. Loretta Colton, Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada, briefly cross-examines Mr. Reynolds. She asks specifically about the RCMP’s response to explicit caveats on information and intelligence provided to the RCMP by foreign authorities.