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Officer did not contribute to suicide attempt

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November 13, 2012 - 4:47 PM


A Penticton officer's actions did not contribute to an attempted suicide in September, according to the Independent Investigations Office (IIO).


The Chief Civilian Director (CCD) has finished an investigation into the case of a woman who jumped from the balcony of a residence Sept. 21. RCMP responded to the 9-1-1 call regarding a woman in emotional distress, and after reviewing the case, the CCD concluded there was no reason to believe there was any connection between an officer's actions and the woman's decision to jump. Therefore, no further action will be taken by the IIO.


The IIO was not notified until Sept. 25 when the RCMP determined the event was reportable. 


A team of IIO investigators was sent to the Penticton area Sept. 26 where they examined the scene, conducted interviews and canvassed the neighbourhood. 


While public reports are normally issued when a report is not filed with the Crown counsel to help the public understand why such a decision was made, Chief Civilian Director, Richard Rosenthal has decided a public report is not necessary since there was no finding of a connection between the officer's actions and the woman's injuries.

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