Current Conditions


Kamloops RCMP member may face charges after independent investigation

July 16, 2015 - 9:04 AM

KAMLOOPS - The independent investigation office of B.C. delivered a report to Crown counsel following an RCMP incident which left a man with serious injuries to his spine last year.

Investigators with the office independently examine cases when members of the public sustain injuries after coming in contact with RCMP members. 

According to members of the Kamloops detachment, on Sept. 10, 2014 officers were attempting to take a local man into custody near Yew Street on the North Shore when he fled. Members found the man injured after he went over a fence and transported him to Royal Inland Hospital for the injuries to his back.

The office’s Chief Civilian Director investigated the file, completed his review and opted to forward a report to Crown Counsel after determining the officer involved may have committed an offence.

When the investigators with the office are called in, often information about the event is largely withheld from the public. RCMP can't speak about it and the investigations office reveals little. The investigators do not advise the Crown about charges. In B.C., only Crown prosecutors lay charges and only if they determine charges are in the public interest and that evidence is strong enough for a "substantial likelihood" of conviction.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2015
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular vernon News
  • Comments
  • Murder victim found in Kelowna orchard identified
    KELOWNA - The identity of the woman whose body was found in a Kelowna orchard last week has been made public on social media. Kelowna resident Russia Katalina Nicholson was just 23-years-old
  • UPDATE: Missing Kamloops teen located
    UPDATE: 5:06 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 KAMLOOPS - RCMP say a missing 18-year-old girl has been located. All personal information about the missing person has been removed from this
  • RCMP ask for help and warns of a possible risk to public safety
    VERNON - The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are warning the public and asking for their assistance in an ongoing investigation. When a woman reported being threatened by a man with a firearm in
  • TRENDING NOW: The contagious chicken laugh
    %%nodefaultimage%% In this video posted to YouTube by Funny Local News, a chicken farmer has a laugh that sounds like a chicken. Laughing is contagious. It is hard to watch
  • Nasty weather forecast for Thompson, Shuswap tomorrow
    THOMPSON-SHUSWAP - The Thompson and Shuswap could be in for some blustery weather tomorrow by midday. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning of strong wind gusts a
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile