The RCMP say they are investigating comments made by an alleged RCMP officer who reportedly said Colten Boushie deserved to die.
A report by APTN says an RCMP officer on the prairies posted the message on a private Facebook Group saying Boushie “got what he deserved.” The post also says the shooting of Boushie should never have been about race.
The 22 year-old from Red Pheasant First Nation was shot and killed on the farm of Gerald Stanley in 2016. Last week a jury found Stanley not guilty.
The RCMP National Headquarters released a statement on the alleged comment on Thursday. The statement says social media posting is antithetical to the force’s standards and the Facebook group mentioned in the report is not managed by the RCMP.
The RCMP says they are currently investigating the alleged comment.
Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale also told reporters the remark is unacceptable and there will be consequences, depending on the outcome of the investigation.