The Kinky Corporal – A Timeline

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October 31, 2012 at 12:24 pm  •  Posted in Corporal Jim Brown by  •  0 Comments

A Partial Timeline of the Corporal Brown- Grant Wakefield Affair

 

 

 

2008 or 2009: Corporal Brown poses for a BDSM photo shoot. Pictures from this photo shoot are amongst the ones that appeared in the media in July of 2012.

Dec 2010: Sexually explicit photos of Cpl. Brown are discovered on a USB drive in the Coquitlam RCMP detachment. An inquiry to RCMP counsel determines that the pictures constitute a private affair. Brown faces no discipline, although he is cautioned not to bring such materials into the workplace in future.

2012
Early March
: Cpl. Brown is contacted on Fetlife website, a social network for BDSM interested individuals, by user “Mariah O’Conner” who asks probing questions about Brown’s work.

15 March: Grant Wakefield contacts the RCMP with complaints about Brown and allegations about his BDSM involvement.

16 March: Code of conduct investigation into Cpl. Brown begins.

19 March: Wakefield provides information on “Kilted Knight” and alleges he met with a woman for a BDSM encounter while on duty.
Wakefield suggests that the woman not be contacted but that instead the RCMP mount an undercover operation into Brown.

4 April: Police interview the woman Wakefield alleges Brown had contacted through the dating website Plenty of Fish, and subsequently had a BDSM encounter with while on duty.
The woman denied having a POF profile, and said she had never met with Cpl. Brown.

April 2012: Lawyer Cameron Ward representing the families of murdered women at the Missing Women’s Inquiry raises questions at the inquiry about the relationship between informant Ross Caldwell and Brown.

24 May: Cpl. Brown meets with Sgt. Siddiqui for the Code of Conduct investigation. Brown denies having a POF account or meeting with the woman Wakefield alleges he did.

25 May: Sgt. Siddiqui prepared a report of the findings of the RCMP Code of Conduct investigation of Corporal Brown. “Based upon an assessment of the balance of probabilities that the allegations in this instance were unsubstantiated and the investigation was therefore concluded.”

May 2012: Around the time that the Code of Conduct investigation is concluded Corporal Brown shuts down his Fetlife account.

27 June: Superintendant Bernoties of the RCMP media division contacts Superintendant Wilcott of Coquitlam detachment to inform him of an ongoing media investigation by the CBC of Brown.

28 June: Spt. Bernoties informs Spt. Wilcott that the CBC has dropped their Brown investigation in light of the determination of the Code of Conduct Inquiry.

30 June: Wakefield provides a photo or photos from the so called “knife abduction sequence” to the RCMP an alleges that the man in the pictures is Brown. It is determined that the man is not actually Brown based on the armband tattoo that the photo subject possesses and which Brown does not.

4 July: A new Code of Conduct investigation of Brown is initiated.

5 July: Vancouver Sun runs article about Corporal Brown, and alleges that he is the man in the knife abduction sequence of photos. The Sun suggests the photos are reminiscent of the Pickton crimes. Further, Vancouver Sun reporter Ian Mulgrew describes the photos thus: “In some of the graphic pictures obtained by The Vancouver Sun, Coquitlam 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.”
CBC follows with a story based on their investigation of Corporal Brown, but relying on the Vancouver Sun’s identification of Brown as the man in the knife sequence of photos.
Several other media outlets also run stories on Brown, though they largely follow the coverage of the Sun and the CBC.

6 July: Erotic Vancouver reports that the man in the knife sequence of photos is not Brown. Later that day Erotic Vancouver reports that the most sensational photo description in the Sun article appears to be fabricated or a composite description.
Erotic Vancouver editor Reive Doig and sexuality events promoter Jennifer Skrukwa separately do media interviews saying that Brown is not the individual in the knife photos.

9 July: Wakefield contacts New Westminster RCMP to claim he received threatening text messages. One of the messages tells him to look out his back window. When he does he sees a flashlight being waved in the alley. Wakefield alleges the messages were sent by Brown. The police investigation reveals the messages were sent via the internet and are untraceable.

11 July: Brown provides statement to Sgt. Hansen in relation to Code of Conduct investigation initiated July 4.

12 July: 2 DVDs with sexually explicit images of Brown are found in his briefcase located in the Coquitlam RCMP detachment. Also contained in the briefcase are condoms, and Brown’s service issue handcuffs, baton and flashlight. The officer who found the DVDs had been looking for a DVD containing “sensitive material” related to the Pickton investigation. No explanation for why this information would be in Brown’s possession has been provided.

14 July: Brown meets with Sgt. Hansen. Denies he had been ordred in December 2010 not to bring “material of that nature” into the workplace, but rather that he had been told to be mindful of it.

16 July: Lawyer Cameron Ward sends email to Missing Women’s Inquiry Counsel requesting copy of DVD with “sensitive Pickton information” be provided to him. He receives no response.
In the email Ward writes “Given the recent revelations about Cpl. Brown’s lifestyle and predilections, our clients question whether members of the Coquitlam RCMP detachment deliberately failed to act on their knowledge about the unlawful or sadistic activities at Piggy’s Palace for fear of implicating one or more of their members in criminal activity.”

17 July: The man from the so called knife abduction sequence of photos meets with Sgt. Hansen to provide a statement. Confirms that photos depict him and not Cpl. Brown.

18 August: RCMP search the home of Grant Wakefield in relation to a criminal libel investigation.

20 September: BC Civil Liberties Association obtains partial copy of Information To Obtain (ITO) a Search Warrant for Grant Wakefield. Some of the document is redacted.

29 October: BCCLA is successful in having further information from the ITO unsealed.

30 October: BCCLA initiates a complaint with the Comission for Public Complaints against the RCMP suggesting an inappropriate investigation of Wakefield.

1 November: Law firm Harper Grey files suit on behalf of Brown against Grant Wakefield, lawyer Cameron Ward, and two unknown defendants listed as John and Jane Doe in the Notice of Civil Claim.

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