Dino Bottos, criticized how police have handled this case to date. “I’m very concerned about the police’s conduct here,” he said shortly after Leigh Ann de Ruiter was granted bail on consent from the Crown Wednesday afternoon.
Bottos suggested the decision to charge de Ruiter could indicate a weakness in the case against his client John de Ruiter.
He also criticized how Edmonton police handled de Ruiter’s arrest, noting she was taken into custody at her home instead of being invited to surrender herself at a police station. She spent two nights in the Edmonton Remand Centre after police opposed bail, only for the Crown to consent to bail Wednesday, Bottos said.