Lawyer Mike King named N.L.'s first police watchdog

St. John's defence lawyer Mike King has been named Newfoundland and Labrador's first serious-incident response team director, heading up investigations involving the province's two police forces.

The announcement was made Wednesday morning at Confederation Building.

Justice Minister Andrew Parsons promised a team in January following a number of investigations into incidents involving Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and RCMP officers.

The province's serious-incident response team will have the mission of looking into "matters of significant public interest that involve police."

Those matters could involve anything from death to serious injury to domestic violence.


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