Police Investigating Police
The past several years have seen numerous media reports and public discussions reflecting concerns about the independence and thoroughness of police criminal investigations into the conduct of another police officer.
How police are investigated is not just a "police" issue. Nor is it just a legislative or political one. How police investigate themselves is a fundamentally human issue. No member of the public who has experienced the death of a loved one as a result of police action would ever want another to experience the same pain. No police officer would ever want another officer to have to take a life which they are deeply committed to protecting. And no police officer would ever want to investigate a colleague who has violated the laws (and honour code) which they are dedicated to uphold.
Please click on the links below to learn more about this issue.
- Chair-Initiated complaint into Police Investigating Police – RCMP Investigations into other RCMP Members in Cases involving Serious Injury or Death
Other Reports of Interest
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