Detachment Calls on IIO to Probe Arrest Video
Prince George, B.C.- The Prince George RCMP have requested that an independent and external agency investigate the circumstances of the arrests that took place on February 18, 2016 in Prince George.
The request follows the release of a video which recorded an arrest by Prince George RCMP officers of two occupants of stolen pick-up truck.
In a release issued this afternoon, the local detachment says “The RCMP takes concerns about member conduct very seriously and a review was immediately launched into the matter.”
Today, the RCMP asked the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) to formally investigate the matter. The IIO BC has agreed and the investigation has been authorized by the Director of Police Services.
The Prince George RCMP will maintain conduct of the concurrent initial investigation relating to the stolen property.
The BC RCMP will await the findings of the IIO BC investigation and therefore has no further comments at this time.