West Kootenay Traffic Unit RCMP officer charged with manslaughter

An RCMP officer has been charged with manslaughter after a man was fatally shot at a traffic stop in Castlegar more than three years ago.
     The Independent Investigations Office has said officers were responding to a driving complaint in Castlegar on Jan. 29, 2015, when an officer shot a man.
     Waylon Edey, a 39-year-old Yahk resident, died in hospital.
     The BC Prosecution Service says a charge of manslaughter using a firearm was approved Tuesday against Cst. Jason Tait, an officer with the RCMP's West Kootenay Traffic Unit.
     He is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Castlegar on April 30.
     An RCMP spokeswoman says Tait is currently on paid administrative leave.

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