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Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Feb 17, 2017 

OTTAWA – An independent watchdog is questioning some of the reporting by R-C-M-P officers in northern British Columbia, saying that it’s impossible to tell whether many missing-persons cases were properly investigated.

The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP also found serious record-keeping gaps and policy weaknesses related to police investigations of public intoxication, personal searches and use of force.

The commission did consultations in almost two dozen communities in the region.

It says many people believe the R-C-M-P is biased against indigenous people, something the watchdog couldn’t substantiate.

The commission makes 31 recommendations aimed at improving transparency and accountability through better reporting, policies, supervisory review and training.

The complaints commission initiated the investigation in response to concerns individuals and human rights groups raised about policing in northern B-C.

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(The Canadian Press)

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