Lawyer says ‘outrageous’ RCMP grilling violated London tax hacker’s rights

The London teenage computer genius made it clear from the beginning of his RCMP interrogation that he had called his lawyer and was advised not to say anything.

For the next several hours during an interrogation that his lawyer said was in breach of his constitutional rights — and is being investigated by the complaints branch of the RCMP — Stephen Solis-Reyes, then 19, was asked if he was a terrorist who wanted to sell the data to “a terrorist country,” a pedophile, a coward, a serial killer, a sociopath and a psychopath, all while being denied a bathroom break.

“You’re so deep in caca right now, you don’t, I don’t even think you can realize this,” RCMP Cpl. Eric Demers said to Solis-Reyes during the long interview at London police headquarters after his arrest in the Heartbleed hacking case.

“I wanna make sure you realize in how much trouble you are.

  • Ed

    LOL… they asked him if he was a “serial killer?” That must have been Chief Wiggum…

  • john700

    How about breaking his knees with a hammer?

  • canminuteman

    If you are questioned by the police because they suspect you of something, do not say a damn thing. Shut your mouth and keep it shut. Police are not interested in getting at the truth, they are interested in getting someone convicted and they don’t particularly care who. If you have done nothing and think you can explain that to the police you are mistaken.

    • Correct, plus the police are under no compunction to tell you the truth. They can lie flagrantly without any consequences. Do not believe a word they say.

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  • FactsWillOut

    Cops routinely violate people’s right to remain silent, and right to counsel.
    Cops routinely torture people, as do screws.

    They are just the enforcement arm of the biggest racketeering/extortion gang going, aka a thugocracy.

  • vimy

    If I am not mistaken, in Canada police can continue to question even after you have invoked your right to an attorney.

    • I don’t know about that but undercover people can be even more problematic — especially if you suspect the person questioning you or “befriending” you is up to no good. In a situation like that, I deliberately lie — after all do you have to tell the truth to an “authority” who pretends to be someone else? Do you have to tell the truth to anyone (including journalists) unless they are authorized to question you in the course of a legal investigation? I don’t think so.