B.C.’s civilian police watchdog has sent a report to Crown Counsel which could open the door to charges against one of the officers involved in a fatal police shooting in Surrey last year.
The file refers to the July, 2015 shooting which killed 20-year-old Hudson Brooks after a struggle with police outside of a South Surrey RCMP detachment.
Police say he was suicidal.
Family and supporters dispute the claim, alleging Brooks was killed unjustly at the hands of police and launching a #JusticeforHudson social media campaign.
The Independent Investigation Office does not recommend charges, and has a lower threshold for referring cases to Crown than investigators do.
It does makes a report to prosecutors if the civilian director believes an officer may have committed an offense.