An independent observer from the Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP and a member of the force's office of investigative standards and practices were in Nanaimo, B.C., on the weekend in the aftermath of a fatal shooting by police of a purported white supremacist.
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit says its officers continue their investigation into the death Friday of 48-year-old Jeffrey Hughes.
Hughes was fatally shot following a standoff with RCMP officers responding to a noise complaint. He was shot after he came out with what police say appeared to be a weapon.
An inspector from the Victoria Police Department is also monitoring the investigation.
Hughes was a member of a white supremacist group called Northwest Front Canada, according to the Vancouver Sun.
Some online postings from related organizations accused the police of killing Hughes because of his political affiliations, a charge denied by police.