The Independent Investigations Office is doing a review of its own investigation in an officer-involved shooting four years ago.
That review called for by the Chief Civilian Director, however the IIO’s Marten Youssef tells CKNW that it’s a review, and not an investigation, and a case to take “learning opportunities from.”
But Youssef concedes it could leave the door open to concerns over police “reviewing” police.
“The Police Act has a provision for the Chief Civilian Director to appoint a civilian monitor who is external, who is independent, who is not involved but who has the credibility to review these cases. We’re not at that point yet and this is why we’re doing the internal review.”
The review is into the investigation of Mehrdad Bayrami’s death – who was in a five hour stand-off with Delta Police when he was shot by Constable Jordan MacWilliams in front of the Starlight Casino in 2012.