CRCC to Review the Handling of Public Complaints by RCMP in Nunavut
Today, Michelaine Lahaie, the Chairperson of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP, announced a review of the RCMP's handling of the public complaint process in Nunavut.
The CRCC's systemic investigation will examine:
- the RCMP's policies and training related to the public complaint process;
- whether or not Nunavut RCMP are complying with their policies and training; and
- the RCMP’s accountability framework in relation to the public complaints process.
The CRCC will also conduct research into the awareness of and confidence in the public complaint process in Nunavut.
Under subsection 45.34(1) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, the CRCC can review specified activities of the RCMP for their compliance with policy and law. Accordingly, this systemic investigation will focus on the public complaint process and will not make any determinations in relation to a specific incident or the conduct of individual RCMP members.
The terms of reference are available on the CRCC's website.
About the CRCC
The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP (CRCC) is an agency of the federal government, distinct and independent from the RCMP. Our mission is to deliver a robust complaint process that holds the RCMP accountable for its activities and the conduct of its members. The CRCC's mandate is to receive complaints from the public about the conduct of RCMP members; conduct reviews when complainants are not satisfied with the RCMP's handling of their complaints; initiate complaints and investigations into RCMP conduct when it is in the public interest to do so; review specified activities; report findings and make recommendations; and promote public awareness of the complaint process.
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