Independent consultant hired to review N.B. Police Commission

The New Brunswick government says an independent consultant will look at the policies, practices, and procedures of the New Brunswick Police Commission.

The commission’s board of directors made a formal request for a review by an independent third party to Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Carl Urquhart in January.

In a media release, the province says Alphonse MacNeil, a retired assistant commissioner with the RCMP, will conduct the review.

MacNeil's review of the June 2014 shooting in Moncton, which killed three Mounties and wounded two others, led to the release of a comprehensive report and 64 recommendations to the RCMP.

Government says the board requested the review to maintain public confidence in the commission.