Investigation and legal review of July 2017 interaction affirms police actions

August 16, 2019
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

News release

Northwest Territories RCMP have received the results of an investigation and legal review of an incident that occurred in July 2017.

July 10, 2017, a 35-year-old individual collided with a police vehicle following an interaction with RCMP. The incident occurred near 48th Street in downtown Yellowknife. The 35-year-old individual was seriously injured and received care as noted earlier.

As an RCMP member and vehicle were involved in the incident, the Northwest Territories RCMP requested assistance from an external agency for investigative oversight.

NT RCMP Major Crimes Unit immediately began an investigation. The investigation was reviewed by Medicine Hat Police Services, who supported it.

The investigation was later sent to Public Prosecution Service of Canada for an independent legal review. After careful review, PPSC recommends no further actions towards the police is merited.

NT RCMP thanks Medicine Hat Police Services and Public Prosecution Service of Canada for their services in reviewing the investigation.

NT RCMP have been advised Civil Litigation has been brought forward by the party involved, as such, we are not able to comment further.


Contact information

Marie York-Condon
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Media Relations
Northwest Territories RCMP – Yellowknife, NT
Office: (867)765.3709

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