BRITISH COLUMBIA

Civilian office won't investigate police incident in Prince George

10/29/2012 08:55 EDT | Updated 12/29/2012 05:12 EST
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - A police-involved shooting in Prince George, B.C., will not be investigated by the province's new Independent Investigations Office.

The office uses civilian investigators to probe police incidents involving serious harm or death, but a team will not be sent to examine the shooting that occurred just after 6 p.m. Sunday night.

No one was hurt when a Prince George Mountie fired at least one shot as a suspect vehicle drove toward members trying to make an arrest.

A release says the arrest was part of an ongoing investigation but no other details have been provided.

The suspect driver was arrested a short time later.

Although the civilian investigative body won't take on the case, RCMP policy requires an outside agency review incidents such as the discharge of a firearm, so the Prince George detachment is now asking another police department to step in.