OTTAWA, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Mr. Ian McPhail, Interim Chair of the
Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP (Commission), has
initiated a complaint and public interest investigation into the
conduct of RCMP members who responded to a situation involving Mr.
Gregory Matters on September 9 and 10, 2012, in Prince George, British
Columbia, which tragically resulted in Mr. Matters' death in following
a police-involved shooting.
The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of British Columbia
conducted an investigation into the actions of the RCMP members
involved in the incident, and determined that no criminal offence was
committed. (click here for IIO's Public Report)
Independent investigative bodies, such as the IIO, conduct
investigations into officer-related incidents of death or serious harm
in order to determine whether or not an officer may have committed a
criminal offence. The Commission's role is to examine the conduct of
RCMP members in the execution of their duties against applicable
training, policies, procedures, guidelines and statutory requirements
and where applicable, make remedial recommendations.
"By examining the conduct of RCMP members involved in this serious
incident, the Commission provides an added level of scrutiny to ensure
such conduct is reasonable and policies and procedures are adequate,"
said Richard Evans, the Commission's Senior Director of Operations.
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SOURCE: Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP
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