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In criminal investigations and trials, it is not uncommon to see the involvement of confidential informants or police agents. Confidential informants, in particular, are commonly used as sources of information that can lead to search warrants being obtained by police for drug trafficking allegations. Police agents are most commonly used in organized crime investigations. 
Though any linkage has been denied, there are some emerging facts which are causing reasonable people to wonder whether the mass casualty gunman, Gabriel Wortman, had some relationship with the police, as either an informant or an agent. 
Wortman had a history of cross-border weapons and drug smuggling. His friend that made the RCMP decals for him has been linked with a Mexican drug cartel. While the killing spree was still ongoing, this same friend was reportedly evacuated from his home by the RCMP before children who were hiding in a basement were rescued. The RCMP called in other RCMP units rather than close by municipal police forces. Previous complaints to the RCMP about guns and domestic violence were seemingly ignored. In addition, Wortman withdrew a large amount of cash from a Brinks depot weeks prior to the shootings, in a manner that has been described as how undercover operators might behave. 
That has all lead some to speculate that he may indeed be an agent or informant, and that the police are just not telling us. If that is the case, the question becomes whether we will be able to find it out during the MCC hearings, or whether there is something that would allow the State to keep that a secret.

In criminal investigations and trials, it is not uncommon to see the involvement of confidential informants or police agents. Confidential informants, in particular, are commonly used as sources of information that can lead to search warrants being obtained by police for drug trafficking allegations. Police agents are most commonly used in organized crime investigations.
Though any linkage has been denied, there are some emerging facts which are causing reasonable people to wonder whether the mass casualty gunman, Gabriel Wortman, had some relationship with the police, as either an informant or an agent.
Wortman had a history of cross-border weapons and drug smuggling. His friend that made the RCMP decals for him has been linked with a Mexican drug cartel. While the killing spree was still ongoing, this same friend was reportedly evacuated from his home by the RCMP before children who were hiding in a basement were rescued. The RCMP called in other RCMP units rather than close by municipal police forces. Previous complaints to the RCMP about guns and domestic violence were seemingly ignored. In addition, Wortman withdrew a large amount of cash from a Brinks depot weeks prior to the shootings, in a manner that has been described as how undercover operators might behave.
That has all lead some to speculate that he may indeed be an agent or informant, and that the police are just not telling us. If that is the case, the question becomes whether we will be able to find it out during the MCC hearings, or whether there is something that would allow the State to keep that a secret.

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