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Report from Inquiry into the Death of Donald Dunphy Released


The Minister of Justice and Public Safety, Andrew Parsons, today released the report from the Commission of Inquiry respecting the death of Mr. Donald Dunphy. The commission was established to examine the facts and circumstances of the death of Mr. Dunphy and to make recommendations to avoid future tragedies such as this one.

Justice Leo Barry of the Supreme Court was appointed as commissioner of the inquiry.

Public hearings began on January 9, 2017.

The cmoission found that Constable Smyth acted appropriately. However there are 34 recommendations in the lengthy report.

The RCMP were right not to charge Constable Joe Smyth and Smyth was acting in self defense when he shot and killed Dunphy back in April of 2015.