RCMP cleared of wrongdoing in 2015 death of Red Deer man
RCMP pursued a man into the woods, where his body was later found
Alberta's police watchdog has cleared RCMP of wrongdoing in the 2015 death of a man whose body was found in a wooded area of Red Deer.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) said no charges will be laid.
Investigators said Mounties chased a suspected car thief and used a spike belt to puncture the vehicle's tires in 2015.
A man then ran into the woods. RCMP officers followed in pursuit, but couldn't find him.
The man's body was found submerged in a creek a month later.
Susan Hughson, ASIRT's executive director, said an investigation has determined the Mounties were not responsible for the man's death in any way.
-With files from rdnewsNOW