Charges may be laid after a police incident that left a woman, who was in custody, with a broken jaw.
B.C.’s police watchdog, the Independent Investigations Office, has forwarded a report to the Crown in which it says a West Shore RCMP officer may have committed an offence after an altercation at the detachment in 2014.
In a release, the IIO says a woman suffered a broken jaw in March of 2014.
IIO has made a report to Crown in relation to a March 16, 2014 in-custody serious harm investigation in Langford BC https://t.co/gd3x58h4gW
— IIOBC (@iiobc) May 24, 2016
The IIO also notes that they were not notified until 14 months after the fact.
The Criminal Operations Division of the RCMP E Division is currently reviewing the concerns raised by the CCD and will keep the IIO apprised of its findings.
They have since filed a complaint with the RCMP about the delay in notification.
It’s now up to the Criminal Justice Branch to decide if charges should be laid.