What do no parenting skills and a 14-year-old boy lead to?
It leads to bashing a lesbian on a Friday night at 3:25 am in Edmonton, Alberta, and a 14-year-old boy being arrested for it.
Shannon Barry sustained a broken jaw and a broken eye socket after she and some friends were taunted then physically attacked by a group of young dickheads. Barry had to undergo reconstructive surgery requiring some metal plates and the chance of permanent nerve damage.
As if that wasn’t enough, by the following Tuesday there was no record of the incident because the investigating officer hadn’t filed his report and went on vacation. Good to know someone's priorities were in order. According to police Chief Mike Boyd (who apologized for that screw up), after police learned of the error on Tuesday the hate crimes unit started investigating on Wednesday.
The officer is expected to face internal discipline for failing to properly file his report, Boyd said.
Const. Ken Smith of the hate crimes unit confirmed the unit is still investigating and additional charges are possible.
Words by: Sean Moran