BC RCMP Financial Integrity to take over TNRD investigation

Kamloops RCMP Detachment Media Release
May 6, 2021
File: Kamloops 2021-9076

A federal police unit is looking into claims of potential criminality brought forth by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) in late March.

On March 23, 2021, the Kamloops RCMP Detachment was contacted by members representing the interest of the TNRD, who presented information they believed may be associated to criminality.

“Following an assessment of the information presented, the Kamloops RCMP was able to establish a better understanding of the scope of that investigation and conduct internal consultations surrounding the most appropriate and timely police response in terms of resourcing and expertise,” said Staff Sergeant Simon Pillay of the Kamloops RCMP Serious Crimes Unit.

As a result of that assessment, the case has been assigned to the Federal Serious and Organized Crime (FSOC) Financial Integrity – Sensitive Investigations Unit.

“FSOC will be the lead investigative unit for this case and Kamloops RCMP will assist them as needed. FSOC will bring the expertise and resources necessary to ensure a thorough investigation with public interest in mind,” said Staff Sgt. Pillay.

Media inquiries surrounding the TNRD investigation can be directed to FSOC media relations officer, Sergeant Kris Clark, 778-290-3961.