01/31/2016 10:56 EST | Updated 01/31/2017 00:12 EST

Alberta watchdog to review probe of fatal police shooting in Newfoundland

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador government says a police watchdog from Alberta will conduct an independent review of the RCMP investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Newfoundland man.  

Justice Minister Andrew Parsons says he asked the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team to the conduct the review after being notified the RCMP had concluded its investigation into the shooting of Donald Dunphy.

Parsons added that his Liberal government is also committed to a public inquiry of the incident "at the appropriate time."

Fifty-nine-year-old Dunphy, of Mitchells Brook, was killed last April by a member of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary who has not been named.

The officer was investigating perceived threats against provincial politicians on Twitter.


The Canadian Press