Office of Independent Investigations: Officer Shaelyn Yang exonerated of any wrongdoing

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Office of Independent Investigations: Officer Shaelyn Yang acquitted of wrongdoing

< p class="styled__StyledLegend-sc-v64krj-0 lgXjWn">RCMP Constable Shaelyn Yang was 31 years old.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Constable Shaelyn Yang, who shot a man during an argument in Burnaby and was stabbed to death, will not face charges, said determined the British Columbia Office of Independent Investigations.

The agency is responsible for reviewing the conduct of any police action in which a person is seriously injured or killed.

According to the Civilian Director of the Office of Independent Investigations, Ronald J. MacDonald, the decision was made after reviewing available evidence, including videotapes and testimony.

The case will therefore not be forwarded to the Crown for consideration of the charges.

Shaelyn Yang, 31, a mental health specialist, was stabbed on October 18 while trying with a City of Burnaby employee to deliver an eviction notice to a man who lived in a tent at Broadview Park.

The police officer did firearm before he died.

The suspect, Jongwon Ham, was operated on at the hospital. He is charged with first degree murder.

Due to concurrent legal proceedings related to the incident, the IIO's public report will not be posted on the IIO's website until this process is completed, specifies the organization.

With information from La Presse canadienne

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