Quebec's police watchdog under scrutiny once again after court questions its impartiality

Since that fateful Wednesday in July 2018, Tracy Wing has been struggling to understand the moments leading up to her son's death.

Riley Fairholm had been shot dead by Quebec provincial police who were responding to a 911 call that said someone was walking around with a gun. He was 17.

In 2019, Quebec prosecutors announced no charges would be laid against police, but many of the details of how the case was handled remain unclear.

Wing says Quebec's police watchdog, the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI), has not been transparent in its investigation, and the family is still waiting for basic documents to understand what transpired.

"I still don't have the report from the BEI. It's been almost three years. I don't have an autopsy. I don't have a toxicology [result]. I have nothing," Wing said in an interview.


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