VANCOUVER — Two years after a woman gave RCMP in B.C. key information that thwarted an alleged murder plot, she got an ominous call from authorities: she was in danger.
RCMP had inadvertently revealed the informant’s identity in paperwork disclosed to the suspects’ lawyers, according to a lawsuit filed this month in Federal Court.
The woman and her husband — identified as “Jane Doe” and “John Doe” in court records — are now each seeking $1.8 million in compensation for mental and emotional distress, dislocation and loss of enjoyment of life. The Attorney General of Canada is named as the defendant.
The lawsuit alleges that in 2014, the woman provided information to RCMP on the understanding her identity would be protected. As a result of that information, RCMP arrested and charged three people.