OTTAWA, June 24, 2011 /CNW/ - The Commission for Public Complaints
Against the RCMP's public interest investigation into the actions of
the RCMP at the G8 / G20 summits has made significant progress since
being launched on November 5, 2010. The independent investigation is on
track to be finalized before the one year target date for completion.
The Commission is acting on a complaint lodged by the Canadian Civil
Liberties Association (CCLA) which makes a number of allegations about
the conduct of unidentified RCMP members.
The ongoing investigation is focusing on the RCMP's role in planning,
intelligence operations, public order units and arrests, among others.
Of notable significance, given the high number of arrests made during
the G20, arrests by RCMP members appear to number in the single digits.
To date, the RCMP has provided the Commission with all requested
material including 21,000 pages of correspondence, plans, emails, and
police officer's notes. In addition, the Commission has conducted
numerous interviews with RCMP members, complainants and other
Given the multi-jurisdictional and integrated nature of G8 / G20
security, the Commission is consulting with other police oversight
bodies to ensure that issues of public concern are fully reviewed and
As public scrutiny of police conduct continues to increase, so too does
the need for transparency and accountability. The Commission's role in
making recommendations for change, as the primary mechanism for RCMP
accountability across the country, remains integral to supporting
public confidence in the RCMP.
The Commission is distinct and independent from the RCMP and has
jurisdiction over public complaints regarding all members of the RCMP.
To view full terms of reference for the investigation, visit the
Commission's website at: www.complaintscommission.ca.
SOURCE Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP
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