Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Investigation into B.C. police shooting widens

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.


  1. see: Christie watches cops after shooting

    If you have any useful information on this case, (or can help out with expenses) please contact Doug Christie at him

  2. he was my lover, a best friend and a beautiful man,

    Jeffrey Scott Hughes, you will never be erased from Memory!

    Rest in Eternity Brother!