Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
April 10, 2013
SURREY – Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal of the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has made a report to Crown counsel with respect to an officer-involved incident that took place in Campbell River on Dec. 2, 2012.
At approximately 2:10 a.m. on Dec. 2, 2012, Campbell River RCMP attempted to stop an adult male who was allegedly operating a motorcycle without a safety helmet, at a high rate of speed. During the incident, the male lost control of the motorcycle and struck an RCMP vehicle. He sustained serious injuries and was transported to hospital for treatment.
The IIO was notified by the RCMP and asserted jurisdiction after establishing that the affected person’s injuries met the statutory definition of serious harm. IIO investigators conducted a series of standardized investigative tasks including interviews and an examination of the evidence obtained.
The RCMP maintained responsibility for the concurrent investigation into the actions of the affected person.
Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal has completed his review of the investigative file and has forwarded a report to Crown counsel, pursuant to section 38.11 of the Police Act. This occurs when the Chief Civilian Director considers that an officer may have committed an offence under any enactment.
The Chief Civilian Director does not make a recommendation on if or what charges he believes Crown counsel should consider. Crown counsel maintains full jurisdiction over the charge assessment and charge approval process.
Under these circumstances, no public report will be issued by the IIO and no further information will be provided.
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