OTTAWA, July 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Ian McPhail, Q.C., Interim Chair of the
Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP (Commission), has
initiated a public interest investigation into the conduct of RCMP
members involved in entering private residences and seizing firearms
following flooding in High River, Alberta.
Given the concerns expressed by some members of the public and the
ensuing media coverage of RCMP actions in High River, the Commission
will examine whether the members' actions complied with all appropriate
policies, procedures, guidelines and statutory requirements.
RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson, in a letter to the Commission, stated his
support for an independent review of RCMP actions in High River and
assured the Interim Chair that the RCMP will cooperate in all aspects
of the public interest investigation.
The Commission is an independent agency created by Parliament to ensure
that public complaints made about the conduct of RCMP members are
examined fairly and impartially. The Commission is not part of the
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SOURCE: Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP
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