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B.C. justice minister will look into recording devices for RCMP, police

January 31, 2014 - 12:10 PM

VANCOUVER - B.C. Justice Minister Suzanne Anton says she'll talk to RCMP and municipal police about a coroner's jury recommendation that emergency response team members start wearing audio and video recording devices on duty.

The recommendation was one of nine to come out of the inquest into the death of 40-year-old Greg Matters near Prince George.

Matters was shot in the back by a member of the RCMP team sent to arrest him on a charge of assaulting his brother.

Matters, a former soldier who served in Bosnia, was in treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder at the time.

Anton says she takes the recommendation seriously and is interested in following up.

But she says it's a question of police practices and the resources available.

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