The Special Committee to Review the Independent Investigations Office has released its report.
The Committee was tasked in 2014 by the Legislative Assembly to review the administration and operations of the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) and to measure progress towards the goal of having the office staffed entirely by staff who have never served in the police or law enforcement agencies. Their report was issued on February 23, 2015.
The mandate of the IIO is “to conduct investigations into police-related incidents of death or serious harm in order to determine whether or not an officer may have committed an offence.”
Pivot Legal has written a blog post breaking down the report, highlighting the committee’s recommendations (or lack thereof) on topics such as the civilianization of the IIO; the expansion of the IIO’s mandate; internal conflict and allegations of bad management; and body-worn cameras.