Sister of man killed by RCMP sues force for negligence

The sister of a B.C. man killed by police claims the RCMP officers who shot her brother after cornering him in a remote cabin were fuelled by misinformation and anger related to the shooting deaths of three police officers in New Brunswick.

In a notice of civil claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court, Danna de Groot accuses RCMP of negligence in the application of lethal force resulting in Peter de Groot's October 2014 death.

The lawsuit deals with both de Groot's specific circumstances and the wider issues facing people with mental illness or disability in confrontations with police.