Alberta RCMP Statement

October 29, 2020
Edmonton, Alberta

Statement

The RCMP take allegations of sexual assault very seriously and understand the impacts these have on survivors. We have dedicated units and specially trained resources allocated to thoroughly investigate these incidents.

An investigation was completed by Evansburg RCMP in 2018 into a criminal code allegation of sexual assault that had been alleged to have occurred on April 13, 2018. As part of our operational process, the investigation was reviewed by police officers who are trained in victim-centered, trauma-informed sexual assault investigations. Evansburg RCMP's investigation was completed and then as per the protocols established with the Alberta Crown Prosecution Services, it was forwarded to the Office of the Chief Crown Prosecution Service of Alberta for Crown opinion.

An independent review of this investigation was completed on August 28, 2018, by the Office of the Chief Crown Prosecution Service of Alberta that resulted in a final determination that there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction for any criminal offence and as a result no charges were recommended. Victim Services and ongoing supports were offered to the victim.

Individuals who wish to express concerns may contact Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC). The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP is an independent agency that reviews complaints made by the public about the on-duty conduct of RCMP members.

In March 2020, a public complaint was received by Alberta RCMP regarding the above noted concerns that had been received by the CRCC on Nov. 18, 2019. This public complaint remains under investigation at this time.

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Contact information

Corporal Deanna Fontaine
Media Relations Officer
Western Alberta District RCMP
Desk Phone: 780-412-5263

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