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Report asks Crown to consider charges against RCMP officer in shooting of Hudson Brooks

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Charges will be considered against and RCMP officer who shot and killed a man outside the Surrey detachment last year. John Hua has more – Oct 21, 2016

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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