The entire Taman affair is a tragic one. It is all the more tragic when the East Saint Paul Police seem to have completely botched a case. Moreover, the Winnipeg Police Service officers who spent the evening with Derek Harvey-Zenk seem to have no memory of what Zenk drank, if he drank or if anyone else was drinking at the restaurant or afterwards. It defies credibility.
Some of the police have said they feel disappointed by the media in their coverage of the whole thing. I don't think they should be surprised. Their responses to inquiry questions have been evasive to say the least. Some officers are accusing others of lying or not remembering correctly. It doesn't muster a lot of faith in either the Winnipeg Police or the East Saint Paul Police.
The scary thing about this is that it could easily happen again. Zenk was treated differently than any other suspect in a driving related incident.
The Taman family is likely to be disappointed in the end result of the inquiry. It won't bring justice in their particular case.
The one hope is that inquiry makes recommendations so that this doesn't happen again.
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