Wondering if you can help me out.
Recently a friend of mine had to do a criminal record check for a new job. Box 4 was checked off, indicating there was a file somewhere with his name on it.
We went to the detachment to get more details on what the file said. Basically, a couple years ago, he was outside a bar with some friends when a fight broke out within another group standing across the street.
RCMP came and decided to detain everyone, including my friend. He was drunk, wasn't happy he was being detained, and was somewhat beligerent. Eventually he was released when the RCMP realized he wasn't involved.
Now here's where the problem lies.
The officer who wrote the file stated that my friend was brought to the detachment, put in cells until he sobered up, then released a few hours later.
My friend totally disagrees with that. His version is that he was put in the back of a car, but then released on scene, and was never taken to the detachment. While he was in the back of the car, another officer came along and told the officer who was holding my friend to "Just let him go. We're too busy tonight." He was never transported, photographed, fingerprinted, locked up, nothing like that.
So we have two different versions of what happened. I realize this story doesn't put my friend in the most positive light, but I believe his story. He's not one to lie about stuff like that.
Naturally, you can understand how he doesn't like the fact the file contains info on him that he doesn't believe to be true, regardless if the case is closed or not.
Wondering if you can offer some guidance on how we can somehow figure this out and correct any inaccuracies that may exist?
I gotta think there are records somewhere that will clearly show who was locked up and released that night?