By Matthew McCully – After months of unanswered questions surrounding the death of their son Riley Fairholm, Tracy Wing and Lawrence Fairholm have filed an official complaint with the Police Ethics Commission. The complaint, separated into four parts: the police intervention, the scene of the incident, the hospital, and the investigation, points to dozens of alleged violations of the code of ethics for Quebec police officers and implicates members of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) and the Service de Police de la Ville de Montreal (SPVM) as well as the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI). “Riley is not going to come back. It would be nice to prevent this sort of thing from happening again,” said Riley’s mother Tracy Wing. Riley, who was 17-years-old, 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 BEI, the police watchdog that investigates all cases where a person is injured or killed during a police intervention. See full story in the Wednesday, Dec. 5 edition of The Record.
By Matthew Mccully