NB Police Commission left city with many unanswered questions about investigation, mayor says

Bathurst's mayor says a third party will be used for the disciplinary process for two officers previously charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Michel Vienneau.

The New Brunswick's Police Commission announced Monday it was handing the investigation over to the city and its chief after council decided not to endorse an agreement that would see the costs of the investigation split between the city and the commission.

Mayor Paolo Fongemie says council was left with many unanswered questions like who would handle the investigation as well as cost details.

Fongemie says the original criminal investigation cost taxpayers approximately $178,000.

He says this investigation will be just as thorough and transparent because the city will use either an outside police force or an investigator from the Police Commission's list.

 

(with files from the Northern Light)