Slain RCMP Const Yang Cleared of Wrongdoing in Shooting: BC Police Watchdog

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RCMP officers are seen adjacent   the tract  wherever  a pistillate  subordinate   of the RCMP was stabbed to decease  successful  Burnaby, B.C., Oct. 18, 2022. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

RCMP officers are seen adjacent the tract wherever a pistillate subordinate of the RCMP was stabbed to decease successful Burnaby, B.C., Oct. 18, 2022. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

British Columbia’s constabulary watchdog has cleared a slain Burnaby RCMP constable of wrongdoing aft she changeable a antheral successful the altercation that led to her death.

The Independent Investigations Office says aft a reappraisal of each disposable grounds its main civilian manager determined that determination are nary tenable grounds to judge Const. Shaelyn Yang committed an offence.

It says the substance volition not beryllium referred to the Crown for information of charges.

Yang, a 31-year-old intelligence wellness and stateless outreach officer, was stabbed to decease connected Oct. 18 while she and a City of Burnaby worker attempted to contented an eviction announcement to a antheral who had been surviving successful a structure astatine a section park.

Yang changeable the fishy earlier she died, and the IIO aboriginal said Jongwon Ham underwent country for his injuries.

Ham has since been charged with first-degree execution successful Yang’s death.

“Due to concurrent tribunal proceedings related to the incident, the IIO’s nationalist study volition not beryllium released connected the IIO website until that process has concluded,” the IIO said successful a quality release.

The Canadian Press

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