Fleury was one of thousands forced from his High River home as water rushed into town and one of dozens of gun owners whose house doors were kicked in as RCMP searched for people who may have been stranded.
Fleury's weapons weren't confiscated because they were locked away, but he's still upset police forced their way into his dry home. And he's not happy with a report released Thursday into the RCMP's actions.
"I'm not sure it goes quite far enough," said Fleury. "Nothing is going to happen to anybody that lied about what they did here. They broke the law. They lied about it. They tried to cover it up and then when they got caught they had to come clean."
The force's Civilian Review and Complaints Commission found the RCMP had legal authority to forcibly enter evacuated homes and seize loose firearms in plain view. But it also said officers exceeded that authority by seizing some guns that were properly secured.
High River Mayor Craig Snodgrass called the report one more step in the community's recovery and said residents now have some of the answers they need.
RCMP deputy Commissioner Marianne Ryan said Mounties learned from the experience.
"I can't say 100 per cent that what we did was flawless," she said. "I know there were mistakes made. We need time to drill down into the report and figure out exactly where those mistakes may or may not be.
"If a homeowner is owed an apology as a result of our review, then I think we should do that."
Rob Giles, a gun owner and firearms safety instructor, suggested the officers involved should have been fired and charged.
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"Nobody's going to get in trouble for what they've done," he said. "They don't seem to care. They've got the authority to do crap like that.
"They can apologize until they're blue in the face. It ain't going to do a thing for nobody."
A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed against the RCMP over the gun seizure.
The lawsuit, which has not yet been certified or proven in court, alleges the seizure was an unlawful and unnecessary invasion of people's private lives and caused distress, humiliation and anguish. It also alleges that Mounties damaged homes and property, breached people's charter rights and caused them emotional and psychological trauma.
Jane White, the representative plaintiff, said Mounties had no right to break into her home and confiscate 11 rifles that she and her husband hid in their bedroom under a quilt to protect them from rising water.
She said the officers broke the front door, spread mud on the floor and walls and damaged other property.
They left the door open afterwards, she said, putting the house at risk until she and her husband were allowed to return the following month.
"We thought it was a very disrespectful and unreasonable way to treat the citizens in the middle of a disaster," she said in an interview.
"I would like them to be accountable. There was a lot of damage done to our house."
— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitter. With files from John Cotter in Edmonton