RCMP asking public to be peaceful, civil regardless of Gerald Stanley trial outcome

RCMP are asking the public to conduct themselves in a peaceful and civil manner as proceedings at Gerald Stanley’s trial draw to a close. File / Global News

Saskatchewan RCMP released a statement on Thursday asking the public to conduct themselves in a peaceful and civil manner regardless of Gerald Stanley’s trial outcome.

He has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Colten Boushie on Stanley’s farm near Biggar, Sask., on Aug. 9, 2016.

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Closing arguments are taking place on Thursday at Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench.

“Neighbours working together in a spirit of inclusiveness and understanding is how the people of Saskatchewan have always met our challenges,” Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki, the Commanding Officer of “F” Division, said in a news release.

“Engaging with each other in a respectful and responsible manner is the only way we can truly work towards building stronger, safer communities.”

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RCMP are reminding people that they can and will be held responsible for their communications, both in-person and online.

Police also said they will investigate any complaints of suspected criminal behaviour.

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