From RCMP 'E' Division Communications:
The RCMP can confirm it has asked the Abbotsford Police Department to conduct an independent investigation into an incident on September 10th, 2011 involving a 17 year old female and RCMP members from Williams Lake. They will investigate both the allegation that the 17 year old female was assaulted by police, as well as the allegation that the female assaulted a police officer.
“Although Williams Lake detachment had already initiated an investigation by members from outside of Williams Lake, senior managers in the Division felt that, in order to ensure public confidence in the outcomes of the investigation, an independent police agency should be called in.” stated Sgt. Rob Vermeulen, spokesperson for the RCMP in BC.
As the Abbotsford Police Department is assuming the lead of this investigation, any further media inquiries should be directed to Cst. Ian MacDonald at 604-864-4721.