Sister of Maple Ridge man killed by police has been denied victim’s assistance

A woman whose brother was shot to death by Ridge Meadows RCMP during a mental health crisis, has been denied funds for counselling, by the Crime Victim Assistance Program.

Kyaw Din was shot almost two years ago, in August 2019, after his sister Yin Yin Din called 9-1-1 over a psychiatric emergency in their Maple Ridge home. He had been diagnosed with schizophrenia.

His younger sister Yin Yin was nearby when her brother was shot, and was in the blood-stained room. But she has been denied assistance from the province’s Crime Victim Assistance Program, after the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) found police did not commit a crime, when they shot the Burmese immigrant.

A letter from the Crime Victim Assistance Program said they requested and received a report from the IIO.

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