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RCMP won’t lay charges in Donald Dunphy shooting death

The 59-year-old Dunphy was shot and killed in his home on Easter Sunday by a police officer who was a member of the then-premier’s security detail


 

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The RCMP says no charges are to be laid in the April 2015 shooting death of Donald Dunphy.

The 59-year-old man was shot and killed in his home on Easter Sunday by a police officer who was a member of the then-premier’s security detail.

The officer was investigating a perceived threat at the home in Mitchells Brook, about 80 kilometres southwest of St. John’s.

The RCMP concluded its investigation in January, and that was reviewed by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team.

Police said today that the Alberta team’s report concluded that the RCMP investigation “followed the best practices and principles of major case management and that it was thorough, complete and unbiased.”

The RCMP said that they have decided not to lay charges, and that the results of their probe and the Alberta team’s review have been shared with the Dunphy family as well as the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer involved in the incident.


 

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