ORILLIA, ON, Oct. 21 /CNW/ - Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
Commissioner Chris D. Lewis and Belleville Police Service Chief Cory
McMullan are congratulating the investigators, their agencies and the
Crown Attorneys that worked in partnership towards the apprehension and
prosecution of Russell Williams.
This investigation, managed through the Ontario Major Case Management
System, resulted in the cooperation and seamless sharing of information
between the Belleville Police Service, Ottawa Police Service, Canadian
Forces National Investigation Service and the OPP.
"Whether assigned to the investigative team, providing support services
or part of the prosecution, those involved can take great pride in
knowing that they have contributed greatly towards public and community
safety," said Commissioner Lewis.
"The families and the many victims of the crimes have suffered greatly.
While the outcome of the court proceedings will not change what they
have suffered, it will hopefully provide them with some sense of
comfort and allow the communities to start the healing process," stated
As with all major investigations, the OPP and the Belleville Police
Service will be conducting a de-briefing and a review to identify the
many aspects of this investigation that worked well and also what could
be improved upon.
"We want the victims of all these horrific crimes, the families of the
deceased victims, and the general public to know that every single
facet of this investigation either has been, or will be reviewed. Any
lessons learned, either the many things we did incredibly well or any
things that, in hindsight, we might have done better will result in
improvements to future investigations," added Commissioner Lewis and
SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police
For further information: For further information:
|Contact: ||Ontario Provincial Police ||Belleville Police Service|
| ||Sgt. Kristine Rae ||Sgt. Julie Forestell|
| ||613-285-5479 ||613-966-0882 (Ext. 2205)|