NEWS RELEASE · 27th September 2010
Prince George RCMP
Prince George RCMP has initiated an internal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the treatment of a female prisoner.
On August 27, 2010 a local Prince George woman was arrested for causing a distribance and was transported to the Prince George RCMP cells. Concerns have recently been raised surrounding the care and handling of the prisoner during the booking process while in custody. Video of the incident has been reviewed and an internal code of conduct investigation ordered to determine if RCMP policy was breached by the one female and two male members involved.
In addition, the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP has advised that a complaint has been filed by the woman involved and their investigation is underway.
Prince George Detachment Commander, Supt. Brenda Butterworth-Carr says, "It is important for us to determine the facts in this case, especially because there are rumors circulating in the community that are both concerning and inaccurate. For example, some people are indentifying police officers who weren't even on shift that day. It is important for people to know that their concerns have been heard and I am committed to ensuring a thorough investigation is conducted.