Media Advisory - Complaints Commission to release report into RCMP in-custody
Death of Robert Dziekanski

VANCOUVER, Dec. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Paul E. Kennedy, Chair of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP (CPC) will release his report into Robert Dziekanski's in-custody death Tuesday December 8, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. (Pacific time) at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver.

Mr. Kennedy will have a media statement and be available to answer questions starting at 10:30 a.m. Participating media will be provided with an embargoed copy of the Executive Summary at 10:00 a.m.

Mr. Kennedy launched a CPC Chair-initiated complaint into the conduct of RCMP members present at, or engaged in the Vancouver International Airport arrest of Mr. Robert Dziekanski which occurred on October 14, 2007. The complaint was initiated on November 8, 2007.

The CPC first became involved in the case when it deployed an independent observer on October 15, 2007 to monitor the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) criminal investigation which followed Mr. Dziekanski's death.

Accredited media representatives are invited to attend this event in person or via conference call (see instructions below).

    
    When:

    Tuesday, December 8, 2009

    Time:

    10 a.m. PST (Media room opens. Embargoed materials will be available for
    journalists attending the press conference in person or via conference
    call.)

    10:30 a.m. PST (Statement by Mr. Kennedy) Embargo lifted

    What:

    CPC Report into in-custody death of Mr. Robert DZIEKANSKI, October 14,
    2007 at the Vancouver International Airport

    Who:

    Paul E. Kennedy, Chair of the Commission for Public Complaints Against
    the RCMP

    Where:

    Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University
    580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C.
    

For information on the Commission's investigation, please visit the CPC website at: www.complaintscommission.ca.

Media representatives who wish to listen to the press conference should contact the Commission representatives listed below for call-in instructions.

SOURCE Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP

For further information: For further information: Nelson Kalil, Manager, Communications, (613) 952-2452, nelson.kalil@cpc-cpp.gc.ca

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