“We want answers. We don’t want any more delay. The commission’s had enough time. We want to know what they have to say.”
Tracey Matters and her family have been waiting for a year for a report from the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission.
It’s expected to reveal any findings of possible misconduct from police officers who fatally shot her brother Greg on a Prince George farm three years ago.
She was first advised a year ago the report was complete, however raised concerns of conflict of interest over the person who was overseeing the report.
A new vice-chair is in place, but Matters wants to know why the report still hasn’t been released.
“We know the entire approach was botched from the start and we’re looking for the RCMP to take responsibility for what happened on that day.”
Matters says she and her mother have required counseling since Greg’s death and remain disturbed by the ordeal.
September 10, 2012.
It’s the day Greg Matters, a former veteran was shot and killed by a member of an RCMP emergency response team.
Since that time, an IIO report cleared the RCMP of any criminal wrongdoing, but his sister Tracey has been waiting for a year on a report from the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission.
“It was a botched investigation. Greg should’ve never been shot to death. We believe the police broke a number of rules and regulations on that day.”
Matters says she does receive monthly e-mail updates from the CRCC, and the Vice-Chair is reviewing the file, but admits the family is getting very impatient.