Province Commits to Independent Review of Police and Public Prosecution Service in Rehtaeh Parsons’ Case
April 15, 2013
The province committed today, April 15, to an independent review of the actions of police and the Public Prosecution Service in the Rehtaeh Parson’s case.
The review will begin as soon as the criminal investigation is completed. This will ensure that nothing jeopardizes the outcome of the criminal and justice process.
“Nova Scotians want to continue to support Rehtaeh’s family in whatever way they can, and that includes ensuring that justice is done for Rehtaeh. Nothing can get in the way of that objective,” said Premier Darrell Dexter.
“At the same time, I have promised that the province will review everything that led up to Rehtaeh’s passing. That includes an independent review of police and the Public Prosecution Service, and I want everyone to be clear that this work must proceed.”
Provincial officials are finalizing details on the scope and individuals to conduct the review. Those details will be released soon.
The province has also requested an independent review of the Halifax Regional School Board’s handling of the case. That review will begin while the criminal investigation is ongoing and details will be announced soon.