The RCMP officer who was involved in the death of Brydon Whitstone will not face any charges.
The 22 year old Whitstone was shot in October 2017 following a police chase in North Battleford.
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An investigation was conducted by the Regina Police Service, who made the decision to not press any charges against the officer.
“I want to assure you that we’re confident in the investigation and the process that was followed,” said Drew Wilby, spokesman from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice.
A coroners inquest into the details surrounding the shooting is slated to take place in Court of Queens Bench in North Battleford December 3-7. It is at that time more questions on this matter will receive answers.
“The goal of the inquest is to determine the manner of death and the cause of death. As well, an independent jury will sit and make recommendations.”
Wilby noted there’s a lot to be learned from this.
“It shows the process in Saskatchewan was comprehensive. I think it showed that it worked. As I say, it’s a terrible situation that led to the investigation.”