Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse are serious issues. Im not up on the details but from what bit I read I hope it can all be resolved professionally and justice served.
The police were involved from the beginning. Who said otherwise? Why are you talking about the coaches as if they were the offender? None of them were involved in the incident in any way, shape, or form.
Define proactive? Do you believe the Whitecaps don't outline behaviour expectations for all players entering residency? I can assure you they do. Can the Whitecaps learn from this and adapt? Probably, but you nor I know enough to make that call. It's quite likely they did everything correct, and this happened anyway.
wha? did you read my post?
i am not talking about 'the coaches as if they were the offender', where did i say or imply that in any way? i said 'they should be easing concerns further w/ protocols...' meaning they had an opportunity to get out in front of this. define proactive? really? my comment was more about the missed opportunity to get in front of a horrible incident and ease the minds of the community that's involded, and all the parents that have kids in their academies.
the police being involved from the beginning does not jive w/ the news reports:
“Where they dropped the ball immensely was… not reporting it,” the mother told Global News in June. “I think that the police needed to be called immediately.” The mother believes the Whitecaps were the first to find out her teenage son was allegedly sexually assaulted but they didn’t act fast enough. “Our gut instinct was that they were trying to downplay it and protect themselves,” she said. “We felt that they wanted to deal with it internally and not let it get out.” Former Whitecaps youth residency players in court next week on sexual assault charge