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Friday, September 16, 2011

No charges to be laid against RCMP after 11-year-old Tasered

September 16, 2011
Neal Hall, Vancouver Sun

No criminal charges should be laid against the RCMP officers who shot an 11-year-old boy with a Taser in Prince George last April, the West Vancouver police department announced Thursday.

"We have concluded that the actions of the officers involved did not violate the Criminal Code of Canada and we are not recommending charges," West Vancouver Police Chief Peter Lepine said in a statement. "Our investigation is only one of many that will ultimately examine the circumstances surrounding this incident."

The West Vancouver force was asked by the RCMP to investigate the incident last April to avoid the public perception that the RCMP was investigating its own officers.

The incident occurred in Prince George about 5: 30 p.m. on April 7, when Mounties responded to a 911 call that a youth had stabbed a 37-year-old man at a home.

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