Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Police Officer Says His Rights Violated at Border Crossing

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Police Officer Says His Rights Violated at Border Crossing

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Police officer says his rights violated

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CALGARY - A veteran Calgary police officer who was accused but later cleared of smuggling guns across the border wants the Canadian Border Services Agency to investigate its own.

Mike Carroll, who has 27 years experience as a police officer, says his rights were violated and his reputation tarnished after his hobby of gun collecting landed him in hot water at the Canada-U.S. border.

Three years ago, he and his wife were returning to Canada from Montana when they were stopped by officials at the Carway border crossing.

He says he offered border guards a list of guns purchased at a gun show but the agents didn't take it and searched the vehicle, seizing gun parts and ammunition.

Carroll says he and his wife were detained and questioned for more than seven hours. …

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