Central Saanich police probe complaint against Nanaimo RCMP

Nanaimo man alleges assault during 2009 arrest by RCMP

Central Saanich Police Service will investigate a complaint against Nanaimo RCMP.

A Nanaimo RCMP arrest following an impaired investigation is under scrutiny after a 54-year-old Nanaimo man filed a complaint with the Commission for Public Comlaints last November. The complaint stems back to a Dec. 5, 2009 incident.

“Given the nature of the allegations made in the recent complaint, and in keeping with an open and transparent process of investigating allegations made against our officers, the E Division RCMP requested the Central Saanich Police Service conduct an independent investigation into this matter,” said Cpl. Darren Lagan, senior media relations officer for Island District RCMP.

The man arrested alleges he was injured by an officer during the 2009 investigation.

While RCMP recommended charges in the original impaired driving investigation, Crown Counsel did not approved charges.

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