Following Kayla Bourque’s release Friday, BC Corrections soon announced the notorious animal killer will be living in New Westminster — and now the Attorney-General is assuring the public they will be kept safe.
Suzanne Anton says she’s sympathetic as to why communities feel alarmed when serious offenders like Bourque are released into the community, especially when it’s theirs.
But Anton says while people may be fearful, the system is working.
“Everything is working as it should, as I said I am sympathetic to communities when high risk offenders are released but there are many pieces of the system which spring into action to make sure those communities stay safe.”
Anton says it’s a reality that offenders are released from time to time.
“When appropriate police will issue a community warning and of course, communities do get alarmed,” she says.
“There are very strict provisions around her (Bourque) and close community supervision so she will be watched by community corrections and by police to make sure she complie with those conditions.”
Bourque was sentenced Friday to one day in jail already served, as well as another two years’ probation with 47 conditions.
In March 2013 she was arrested for breaching her probation conditions after she accessed the internet.