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Police watchdog clears officers in Vancouver, Prince George cases Add to ...

British Columbia’s police watchdog has cleared two officers of criminal wrongdoing in separate cases, one involving the death of a Vancouver man and the other connected to the injury of a man in a Prince George police pursuit.

The Vancouver case involves Christopher Ray, who was shot and killed by a Vancouver police officer last October.

At the time, police said the officer was responding to reports of someone smashing windows when he saw Ray running towards him with a knife, and shot him.

The Independent Investigations Office says the majority of witnesses interviewed confirmed Ray was holding a weapon, and that the officer involved shot him in self-defence.

The IIO also found a Prince George Mountie committed no offence when he chased after a man in response to reports of someone causing a disturbance in an apartment building.

During the pursuit, the man jumped into a ravine and was injured, but the IIO says the officer involved did not use force against the man and didn’t commit an offence.

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