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March 10, 2020 – RCMP Union Responds to Whistler Incident and Investigation

Statement from Brian Sauvé, President:

“The NPF has been engaged and on the ground, supporting all the Members involved in the use of force incident in Whistler on March 8, 2020.  Our thoughts are with those involved and their families. Our Members have been treated and released with minor injuries.

The involved members have met with investigators from the Independent Investigations Office of BC. The NPF welcomes the investigation into these events specifically as well as recognizing the importance of civilian oversight.“

About the National Police Federation:

The National Police Federation (NPF) was certified to represent ~20,000 RCMP members serving across Canada and internationally in the summer of 2019, and its elected national Board of Directors confirmed in early 2020. The NPF is the largest police labour relations organization in Canada and the second largest in North America and is the first independent national association to represent RCMP members.

The NPF will focus on improving public safety in Canada by negotiation the first-ever Collective Agreement for RCMP officers, and on increasing resources, equipment, training and supports for our members who have been under-funded for far too long. Better resourcing and support for the RCMP will enhance community safety and livability in the communities we serve, large and small, across Canada.

For more information:  https://npf-fpn.com/.

Media contact:

Brian Sauvé

President

National Police Federation

bsauve@npf-fpn.com

604-861-2684

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