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RCMP to give update on recommendations made in review of Moncton shootings

Emergency response officers check a residence in Moncton, N.B. on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Three RCMP officers were killed and two injured by a gunman wearing military camouflage and wielding two guns on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.
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February 09, 2016 - 8:30 AM

MONCTON, N.B. - The RCMP will update the public today on efforts to implement recommendations stemming from the shooting deaths of three Mounties in Moncton, N.B.

It's been just over a year since the force accepted all 64 recommendations in a report by retired assistant commissioner Alphonse MacNeil.

In his review of the June 2014 shootings, MacNeil called for better access to shotguns and rifles, and training to better prepare supervisors for critical incidents.

He also called for standard equipment for emergency response teams and improvements in radio communication.

The review highlighted a number of problems the Mounties faced when they were searching for Justin Bourque, who was arrested 28 hours after killing three officers and wounding two more.

The Mounties have scheduled a news conference at a hotel in Moncton for 2 p.m. local time where they say an update will be provided on their work so far.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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