Lawyer confident incident posted on social media close to ‘reasonable conclusion’

Incident involving RCMP officer and Cumberland youth drew plenty of attention

  • Mar. 30, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Erin Haluschak

Record staff



Following a January incident in Cumberland involving the arrest of a youth by an RCMP bicycle officer, a lawyer for a Cumberland hairdresser who was charged with obstruction says he’s optimistic the matter is moving to a reasonable conclusion.

Randie Long, lawyer for Cumberland resident Jean Cameron, said in an email he wanted to thank the office of Crown counsel and all of the members of the local detachment of the RCMP who have remained professional and co-operative throughout his discussions with them.

Cameron was charged during the incident when she tried to come to the rescue of a teenage boy who was stopped for not wearing a bike helmet and for riding on the sidewalk.

Video of the incident was posted to social media, which Comox Valley RCMP noted only shows a portion of the event.

They added it does not show the officer conducting a legal stop for violations of the Motor Vehicle Act, nor the teen allegedly refusing to identify himself and becoming verbally abusive with the officer.