Report asks Crown to consider charges against RCMP officer in shooting of Hudson Brooks
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIO) is forwarding a report to Crown Counsel to consider charges against a Surrey RCMP officer in connection with the fatal shooting of Hudson Brooks.
The 20-year-old was shot after an altercation outside the Surrey RCMP station in July 2015.
The IIO, which investigates officer-related incidents of death or serious harm, forwards its report so charges can be considered, it does not make a recommendation on whether charges should be approved.
The Criminal Justice Branch has jurisdiction over the charge assessment and approval process.
A vigil was held on the one-year anniversary of Brooks’ death. His mother Jennifer spoke to the media and said her son was “such a peaceful boy.”
“I still can’t believe this happened to him,” she said.
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