Former BC Ferries officer Karl Lilgert reported to RCMP in Grand Forks, B.C., Wednesday for fingerprinting, and received a little help from police in evading news cameras.

Lilgert was ordered to appear at the police detachment to be fingerprinted and photographed after being charged with criminal negligence causing death for his role in the 2006 sinking of the Queen of the North.

As he left the detachment, Lilgert had nothing to say about the charges.

He's never spoken publicly about the accident that claimed the lives of passengers Gerald Foisy and Shirley Rosette. On Wednesday, he was aided in his efforts to avoid the spotlight by the same police force that investigated him.

A member of the Grand Forks detachment drove Lilgert's vehicle into a secure RCMP garage to help him avoid CTV News cameras.

An officer on duty told CTV News that Lilgert had asked for some assistance. When asked whether police were helping Lilgert avoid questions from the media, the officer said that reporters were welcome to contact his lawyer.

RCMP representatives have told CTV News that the evasive maneuver is not standard practice, and they are looking into the incident.

With a report from CTV British Columbia's Stephen Smart