Not without my boots: Mountie keeps regulation-issue boots on for S&M play
In some of the graphic pictures obtained by The Vancouver Sun, Cpl. Jim Brown appears to wear only his regulation-issue Mountie boots and an erection as he wields a huge knife and a bound naked woman cringes in terror.
The narrative of the still photographs, posted on an S&M website, progresses from an apparent street scene of the woman walking past Brown sitting on a wall; he overpowers her; he hog-ties her, he imprisons her in a cage, he threatens her with a large butcher knife and he slashes her.
The Mountie played a part in the investigation into serial killer Robert Pickton. The sexually explicit torture images on the S&M website with the “Kilted Knight” persona featured in them are reminiscent of the pig-farmer’s crimes.
His detachment commander, Supt. Claude Wilcott, said that when he became aware of the material on the website earlier this year, he discussed the issue with the force’s legal services to determine if there was a violation of the Mountie code of conduct.
“The alleged issue was deemed to be off-duty, non-criminal, adult consensual activity during which the individual was not representing himself as a member of the RCMP and thus it did not appear to legal services to meet the threshold for a code-of-conduct violation,” he said.
“Despite this legal opinion, a code-of-conduct investigation is under-way to determine if there are any additional facts and ensure the fullest review possible. While I agree the staged images are graphic, it’s important to note that they appear only on an adult site catering to those who seek them out.”
Mike Webster, who has had a career counselling police officers and advising departments, including the RCMP, said the sexual degradation of women in the images raises serious concerns.
“The fact that Mr. Brown could engage in these activities without considering current attitudes toward this type of behaviour indicates to me that his empathetic abilities are impaired,” Webster said.
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