Family and friends of Alvin Wright gathered outside RCMP headquarters in Vancouver on Sunday to protest that no charges were laid in his shooting at the hands of the police.

About 100 people waved signs and placards demanding that police are held accountable when they use deadly force.

"They're a nationwide police force, they live by their own rules. That can't stand," said Alvin's uncle, Matthew Landry.

Twenty-two-year-old Alvin Wright was shot dead by an RCMP officer on Aug. 6, 2010, when Mounties arrived at an apartment in Langley, B.C., following a complaint of a domestic disturbance.

"It's a nightmare to get your head around. You don't bury your children first," Alvin's father Al Wright said at the rally.

The Vancouver police cleared the officer involved of any wrongdoing in the lead up to the young father's death in early November. Two weeks after the shooting the officer returned to work.

"This is something, 13-days-old, and they've already cleared the cop. That's ridiculous," Wright added.

Family and supporters are now demanding police forces stop investigating each other.

"As the public, we're fed up with police investigating police," Alvin's aunt Laurie Schildt told CTV News.

British Columbia's Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner announced this week it will review the investigation into Wright's death -- a first for any RCMP-related death in the province. The RCMP said they welcome the review.

Earlier this year the province announced a new independent investigations office will soon probe all serious police incidents in British Columbia.

The move is welcomed by the BC Civil Liberties Association, but director David Eby is concerned about delays.

"They said it would be in place for this year, but they haven't hired someone. They're not moving fast enough," Eby said.

With a report from CTV British Columbia's Jon Woodward