OTTAWA, April 14 /CNW/ - Ian McPhail Q.C., Interim Chair of the
Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP (Commission), has
initiated a complaint into the conduct of RCMP members involved in the
tasering of an 11-year-old boy in Prince George, British Columbia, on
April 7, 2011. The complaint also addresses the adequacy of the actions
taken by the RCMP in response to the incident.
This complaint has been launched with full appreciation that the West
Vancouver Police Department is currently conducting a criminal
investigation into the incident.
The Chair-initiated complaint will look at RCMP member conduct related
to this case and whether it complied with policies, procedures,
training and statutory requirements related to the use of force.
The Commission had been monitoring the case since the incident occurred
and felt it necessary to initiate its own complaint at this time. The
Commission has done extensive work on RCMP taser use over the past few
years—including individual high-profile investigations and reviews of
Force-wide use. Many of the Commission's recommendations have been
adopted by the RCMP, culminating in a new RCMP taser use policy which
was announced in April 2010.
SOURCE Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP
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