Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Police Chief Says One Unfortunate Case Can't Change Justice System

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Police Chief Says One Unfortunate Case Can't Change Justice System

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Chief says one case can't change system

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WINNIPEG - Winnipeg's police chief says officers did everything right in handling the case of a woman who was killed last week after repeatedly calling police with complaints about her estranged husband.

Chief Devon Clunis says that doesn't make the death of Camille Runke, 49, any easier to handle.

But he says huge changes can't be made to the legal system based on one case, though he says he would be open to meeting with provincial lawmakers to discuss things like protection orders.

The woman's husband, Kevin Runke, killed himself earlier this week after being pursued by officers.

Camille Runke had a protection order against him due to alleged stalking and harassment, but contacted police 22 times to report violations of the protection order. …

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