Surrey RCMP are investigating a video by the so-called Creep Catchers allegedly showing a Mountie meeting with an underaged girl.
Police are looking at everyone involved.
The video, streamed live to Facebook last night, claims to show an officer meeting with an underaged girl.
But there’s no context prior to the ambush.
President of Surrey Creep Catchers, Ryan LaForge, spoke to CKNW’s sister station Global News.
“I snuck up when he was distracted by our decoy and I said his name and he looked over. And you know he was so happy to see the decoy, it was disgusting feeling that comes over you when you see how happy this person is.”
The RCMP confirms it attended and is now investigating the filmmakers and the alleged officer.
Asked for comment, B.C.’s Public Safety Minister Mike Morris called the group “vigilantes.”
“But at the same time, they don’t know what kinds of undercover operations, what kinds of investigations are already underway by the police. And the fact they would intervene in one of those situations by doing what they do could jeopardize the investigation.”
The alleged officer’s face was unclear in the firs version of the video released by the group. No one has been identified.
“We are also mindful of allegations that the matter involves a police officer. While a number of people have been identified, this remains a fluid investigation and no one is in custody and currently no charges have been laid,” reads a statement from Surrey RCMP.
Police say they cannot discuss specific allegations due to the nature of the investigation.
A second version of the video was later released by Creep Catchers with better quality.