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Subject: Kevin St. Arnaud B.C. Shooting Death

Date: April 26, 2007

File No.: PC-2006-0385

On March 15, 2006, I initiated a public complaint into the shooting death of Mr. Kevin St. Arnaud. Mr. St. Arnaud was shot by a member of the Vanderhoof RCMP on December 19, 2004 in Vanderhoof, British Columbia. The original complaint alleged that:

  • Members of the RCMP improperly entered into a situation with Mr. St. Arnaud that resulted in his death.
  • A member of the RCMP improperly discharged his firearm in the incident.

The inquest into Mr. St. Arnaud's death occurred in the latter half of January 2007. It became clear from the evidence heard during the inquest that there are also issues relating to the adequacy of the original criminal investigation that need to be addressed as part of the Commission's public complaint.

As such, I am amending my public complaint, initiated pursuant to subsection 45.37(1) of the RCMP Act, to add the following allegation:

  • Members of the RCMP failed to conduct an adequate investigation into the death of Mr. St. Arnaud.

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