November 28, 2022
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#836 Cops, Lies, And Videotape
*A note to listeners: Today’s episode deals with sexual violence inflicted on minors and won’t be suitable for all listeners. In 2006, RCMP Const. Joseph Kohut kicked down the door to his ex’s home in Prince George, B.C., and left with certain belongings. His ex said that one of the things Kohut took was a videotape showing him sexually harassing an underage Indigenous girl. Kohut had already been investigated for sexual misconduct after a local judge pled guilty to sexually assaulting several Indigenous minors. Kohut’s ex, also a Mountie, reported the alleged theft of evidence. So what happened next? Reporter Jessica McDiarmid tells the story of 16-years of entropy and indifference within the RCMP.
Jesse Brown
Host & Publisher
Tristan Capacchione
Audio Editor & Technical Producer

*A note to listeners: Today’s episode deals with sexual violence inflicted on Indigenous minors and won’t be suitable for all listeners.

In 2006, RCMP Const. Joseph Kohut kicked down the door to his ex’s home in Kamloops, B.C., and left with certain belongings. His ex said that one of the things Kohut took was a videotape showing him sexually harassing an underage Indigenous girl. Kohut had already been investigated for sexual misconduct after a local judge pled guilty to sexually assaulting several Indigenous minors. Kohut’s ex, also a Mountie, reported the alleged theft of evidence. So what happened next? Reporter Jessica McDiarmid tells the story of 16-years of entropy and indifference within the RCMP. 

Correction: an earlier version of these show notes incorrectly stated that Prince George, B.C. was where Const. Kohut kicked down the door to his ex’s home. 

Host:  Jesse Brown

Credits: Tristan Capacchione (Audio Editor and Technical Producer)

Guest: Jessica McDiarmid

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