Nearly six months after new evidence was presented during a coroner’s inquest, BC’s police watchdog has again determined the shooting death of former soldier Greg Matters was not intentional.
A 20-page supplemental review was done by the Chief Civilian Director of the Independent Investigations Office after family members pointed out discrepancies found during the three-week inquest which ended in January.
Richard Rosenthal has upheld his original determination the RCMP officers involved were not ‘criminally responsible,’ so he’s not refering the file to Crown Counsel.
Matters died from two gunshot wounds to his chest during a standoff near Prince George in September of 2012.
The 40-year old veteran was living with his mother while being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Police were called to the home after he assaulted his brother and Rosenthal concluded he was armed with a hatchet when he was shot.