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Report on Shawn Rehn : A review of the involvement of the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service with Shawn Maxwell Rehn

Description

Prosecution files have been collected from the initial involvement of the ACPS with Rehn as a young offender, up to prosecutions that were still to be conducted at the time of the shooting. Each of these files has been examined with a view to determining whether there are changes that might be made to any ACPS processes or policies. This Report addresses whether there might be process or policy changes made in light of ACPS’ involvement with Rehn. I have made several key recommendations. It is important to note that this review is not a review of the exercise of prosecutorial discretion in individual cases against Rehn. As is described in this Report, Albertans are served well by Crown prosecutors who are entrusted with many important and unique duties, including decisions respecting which prosecutions to advance and what sentences to seek. These decisions are based upon the responsible Crown prosecutor’s expert assessment of each case in light of the governing policies. This review is limited to the involvement the ACPS had with Shawn Rehn, and does not consider his involvement with any other agency or party within the criminal justice system.

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Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

51 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Justice and Solicitor General

Contributor

Armstrong, Kimberly

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Resource Dates

Date Created

2015-06-04

Date Added

2015-10-22T17:30:25.925338

Date Modified

2015-06-04

Date Issued

2015-06-04

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Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Justice and Solicitor General