IIO Investigation into Fatal Shooting Concluded

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
May 1, 2013

SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) investigation into the September 10, 2012 fatal shooting of Gregory Matters involving the RCMP has been concluded.

On the evening of Sept. 10, 2012, the IIO was notified of the incident by RCMP in Prince George. The on-duty shooting involved members of the RCMP Emergency Response Team who had been deployed in response to a serious incident.

The IIO asserted jurisdiction and conducted a comprehensive investigation into the actions of the involved RCMP officers.  Following this investigation, Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal concluded that there was no evidence that any police officer committed an offence related to this death. Mr. Rosenthal’s findings are outlined in a Public Report which can be downloaded at the link below.

The IIO remains committed to its goals to conduct fair, unbiased, timely, thorough and competent investigations and to ensure transparency through public reporting.

Download Public Report:
IIO_Public_Report_on_Fatal_Shooting_of_Greg_Matters_Final April_29 [551KB]

Learn More:
Independent Investigations Office website: http://www.iiobc.ca/

Owen Court
Independent Investigations Office of BC

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