Langley Mountie cleared in fatal shooting

VPD: no reasonable grounds to believe a criminal offence was committed

The Langley RCMP officer who shot and killed 22-year-old Alvin Wright last year has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing.

The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) issued a written statement Wednesday (Nov. 2).

“After a thorough and lengthy investigation, Vancouver Police Major Crime detectives concluded that there were no reasonable grounds to believe a criminal offence was committed by any member of the RCMP in relation to this incident and the file was not forwarded to Crown Counsel.”

The VPD was called in by the RCMP after Wright died during a confrontation with Mounties inside his Langley City home on Aug. 6, 2010.

A coroner’s inquest has now been scheduled for the week of March 26, 2012.

Wright’s family is also suing six unnamed RCMP officers over the shooting at the two-storey townhouse on the southeast corner of 53 Avenue and 203 Street, where Wright lived with his common-law wife and their infant daughter.

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