A young man who was threatening suicide was shot by the Vernon RCMP after he brandished a knife at them when they went to arrest him on a mental health warrant. The RCMP's major crime section is investigating, as is the B.C. Coroners Service and the Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP. And to avoid the feeling of a tainted investigation while police investigate themselves, the RCMP have asked an 'independent' investigator from Calgary police to conduct an investigation into Thursday's shooting.
Meanwhile in Calgary, police are baffled about why a 36-year-old woman died while in custody at an RCMP detachment north of Calgary early Thursday morning.
It is rumoured that Vernon RCMP may send an 'independent' investigator to Calgary to avoid the feeling of a tainted investigation while police investigate themselves.