B.C. justice minister orders probe into video of Paul Boyd death
B.C. justice ministerShirley Bond has asked a civilian-led investigative unit from Alberta to review new evidence in a 2007 police shooting death.
Bond made the announcement today (May 29) after video footage emerged of the incident during which Paul Boyd was fatally shot by Vancouver police.
"It is essential that British Columbians have confidence in their police,” Bond said in a statement today (May 29).
“This is a very sensitive case, which is why we have asked the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, an experienced, independent investigative agency, to consider the case in light of new information,” Bond said.
“I know that the Vancouver Police Department agrees that this matter be investigated externally and will fully co-operate with the ASIRT investigation."