Langley RCMP cleared in fatal shooting of young father
Published Wednesday, November 2, 2011 9:48AM PDT
RCMP officers in the Vancouver suburb of Langley have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a young father.
Members of the Vancouver Police Department were asked to review the Aug. 6, 2010, death of Jeffrey James Alvin Wright, a 22-year-old father of a baby girl.
Police have said Wright was shot after he confronted officers as they searched a Langley apartment while responding to a complaint of a domestic dispute.
Vancouver police say in a news release that major crime detectives have concluded there are no reasonable grounds to believe a criminal offence was committed by any member of the RCMP.
An coroner's inquest has been scheduled for March 26, 2012, and a news release from Vancouver police refers any inquiries about the case to the coroner's service.
In August, Wright's widow launched a civil suit against five unidentified RCMP officers, the solicitor general and attorney general, seeking compensation for the death.