A Canadian man who walked out of his bathroom naked to find a female RCMP officer in his bedroom with a traffic ticket is suing officers for abuse of power after they mocked him as “the man who shower”.
- Kirk Forbes filed a lawsuit against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police after coming out of his shower naked and finding two police officers in his room
- Forbes said they were there to report a traffic violation to him, but claimed it was an “abuse of power” when they entered his room uninvited.
- When he arrived at his local police station to file a report, he claims the receptionist nicknamed him “the shower guy”.
A Canadian man who emerged from his bathroom naked to find police officers in his room trying to give him a traffic violation has filed a lawsuit alleging abuse of power.
Kirk Forbes claims Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers abused their authority in June last year when they entered his home in Coquitlam, British Columbia.
Forbes said officers tried to ticket him for allegedly passing a stopped school bus seven months earlier.
He claims that once they arrived at his home, they knocked on the front door which then opened, prompting them to enter the premises.
Forbes said a female police officer entered his bedroom to find him while a male officer remained in his living room.
Kirk Forbes claims Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers abused their authority in June last year when they entered his home.
“When I open the bathroom door, bang, there I am face to face with an intruder in my house,” he said. Connected TV.
“A bit of panic set in. Luckily I saw the uniform. There was such an overreach – an abuse of power – that I believe happened when they entered my home.
“I think Canadians need to be aware of that. This is an erosion not only of my rights but of the rights of all.
Forbes went to file a complaint at his local RCMP station and alleged that the receptionist had nicknamed him “the shower guy.”
“It was quite disturbing, not to mention embarrassing, to know that this situation had become a joke in the RCMP lobby.
“If I’m stopped or I see RCMP members in the community, should I check them out and let them know I’m that guy? »
The suit claims the two officers, who are anonymous, “abused their authority and power” by entering her home without consent.
Forbes also claims in the complaint that the officers did not announce their presence and that after leaving the shower, they almost attempted to incapacitate the intruder by attacking him.
According to CTV, Forbes has filed a lawsuit against the two agents, the Attorney General of Canada and the Minister of Public Safety of British Columbia.
Coquitlam RCMP said in a statement: “Coquitlam RCMP are aware of the notice of civil action and are aware of the ongoing legal process.
“In June 2022, a Coquitlam RCMP member went to a residence to serve a ticket when he discovered what appeared to be an unsafe location.
“Eventually, our officers were able to make contact with the resident, who expressed concerns about his presence.
“We believed we had addressed these concerns informally, however, the resident filed a formal public complaint which is currently ongoing.”
Forbes was in his shower, pictured here, when he says the two officers entered his home.
The complaint claims that the two anonymous police officers “abused their authority and power” by entering his home without consent.
Forbes filed a complaint with the RCMP and alleges the receptionist called him “the shower guy.”
Coquitlam RCMP said the matter remains under investigation.
“This investigation will include a thorough review of all available documentation, including radio transmissions and other related documents, as well as the prior informal process undertaken to address any concerns,” the statement added.
“As with any civil action against the RCMP, the Department of Justice will review the complaint and prepare a statement of defense for the RCMP which will then be issued in court.
“It would be inappropriate for us to provide further comment at this stage.”
Forbes also told the outlet that he is disputing the tickets officers gave him that day and that legal proceedings are also ongoing.