Report finds Victoria Police used reasonable force in fatal 2014 shooting

By The Canadian Press
June 8, 2016 - 1:21pm

VICTORIA — Four officers with the Victoria Police Department have been cleared of involvement in the fatal shooting of a  20-year-old man.

The Independent Investigations Office says it has wrapped up an investigation into a November 2014 shooting.

The IIO says in a report that the officers used reasonably necessary force and the case will not be forwarded to the Crown.

Rhett Mutch was identified by the BC Coroners Service four days after he was shot.

The IIO says officers were responding to a 911 call from Mutch’s mother saying he’d broken into her house and was threatening to harm himself with a knife.

The agency says Mutch ran toward the officers with the weapon as they tried to arrest him and was shot once in the neck after a projectile from a bean bag gun could not slow him down.

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