Insufficient evidence in N.B. police conduct complaint in shooting of Chantel Moore

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The New Brunswick Police Commission says there is insufficient evidence the Edmundston police officer who shot an Indigenous woman during a wellness check in 2020 breached his code of conduct.

The commission released a statement Thursday saying its investigation included interviews with more than 20 witnesses, a re-enactment of the scene and a review of documents, including the findings of Quebec’s independent police watchdog.

Twenty-six-year-old Chantel Moore, an Indigenous woman from British Columbia, was shot by police during a wellness check in the early hours of June 4, 2020, and investigators at the time said Moore had approached the officer with a knife.

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New Brunswick’s Public Prosecutions Services announced in June that no criminal charges would be filed against the officer.

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Police commission chair Marc Leger says he is unable to release the investigation report, but he says the decision and summary of findings have been sent to the complainant and the police officer.

Leger says, however, that investigators found unspecified issues during the review that were outside the commission’s mandate.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 18, 2021.

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