OTTAWA - A former Royal Canadian Mounted Police informant has likened his contact with the police to an abusive marriage, saying they treated him worse than a criminal.
Paul Derry claims to have infiltrated the Hells Angels only to be lied to by the Mounties, Canwest News Service reported Sunday.
Derry, whose testimony helped secure four murder convictions in a 2000 Hells Angels contract killing, sent a letter to RCMP Assistant Commissioner Raf Souccar, claiming he has "probably been lied to more by the RCMP than I have the criminals I helped to put away."
"I have watched the criminals time and again, after their arrest, stand up and plead guilty, take responsibility for their actions, and face their consequences," he wrote. "I have watched the RCMP do quite the opposite."
Derry, who lives under another name, said he even informed the Mounties once of a planned Hells Angels hit, but was ignored and the target was killed.
"If I could use an analogy of what it's like to be a source for the RCMP, I would have to compare it to an abusive marriage. One partner has all the control -- and does not care about the pain or hurt that the rest of the family suffers."
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