Following a complaint filed in December, 2018, Tracy Wing was informed recently that the Police Ethics Commission will launch an investigation into the actions that led to the shooting death of her son Riley Fairholm by Sûreté du Québec officers, as well as the treatment of Wing and her husband after the incident. “I was very surprised to see that. Shocked, honestly,” Wing said.
Wing’s 17-year-old son Riley was shot and killed by an SQ officer around 1:45 a.m. on July 25, 2018. He was believed to be carrying a weapon and acting in a threatening manner towards the officers on the scene, according to a preliminary statement released by the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI), the police watchdog that investigates all cases where a person is injured or killed during a police intervention. It was later confirmed that Riley was alone on the street, carrying a BB gun. See full story in the Friday, Aug. 16 edition of The Record.