The Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP (CPC) is launching an investigation into the four RCMP members who were caught watching two female prisoners have sex in Kamloops RCMP cells on Aug. 18.
In a press release issued on September 28th, the CPC stated:
Ian McPhail, Interim Chair of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP (CPC), has launched a public interest investigation into the conduct of those RCMP members involved in the monitoring of two unidentified women allegedly engaged in sexual activity while incarcerated in the Kamloops RCMP Detachment cells in British Columbia on August 18, 2010."We have received a formal complaint related to the August 18, 2010 incident," said Ian McPhail. "In light of this, and the ongoing expressions of public concern as they relate to this matter, I am satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident."
By instituting a public interest investigation into this complaint, the Commission will appoint its own independent civilian investigator.
"The CPC's involvement into this investigation will provide an independent analysis of what transpired and we feel this is in the public's best interest," says Insp. Yves Lacasse, Acting Detachment Commander of Kamloops RCMP.
The Commission's investigation will examine the conduct of all RCMP members and other persons appointed or employed under the authority of the RCMP Act involved in this incident.
The CPC is distinct and independent from the RCMP and has jurisdiction over public complaints regarding all members of the RCMP.