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Thursday, December 10, 2009

RCMP Complaints Commission to release investigation findings on RCMP use of Taser at Inuvik Arctic Tern Young Offender Facility

YELLOWKNIFE, Dec. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Paul E. Kennedy, Chair of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP (CPC) will release findings from his Public Interest Investigation into the conduct of RCMP members involved in the use of a Taser (Conducted Energy Weapon) against a handcuffed 15-year-old female at the Arctic Tern Young Offenders Facility in Inuvik, Northwest Territories on March 13, 2007.

The investigation also looked into the conduct of RCMP members involved in the internal investigation which followed as a result of a complaint by the 15-year-old's mother.

Media representatives are invited to attend a news conference at 10:00 a.m. (Mountain time) on Friday, December 11, 2009 at the Yellowknife Inn (Gold Room), Yellowknife, N.W.T. Media can also participate via conference call.

Friday, December 11, 2009
10 a.m. MST

Gold Room, Yellowknife Inn
5010 49th Street
Yellowknife, N.W.T.

For information on the Commission's investigation, please visit the CPC website at: www.complaintscommission.ca.

Media representatives who wish to listen to the press conference should contact the Commission representatives listed below for call-in instructions.

For further information: Jamie Robertson, Manager, Outreach, (613) 219-4595, Jamierobertson@post.com

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