Calgary, AB,

CPS Statement - ASIRT Investigation

Statement from the Calgary Police Service in response to the recent ASIRT investigation

“The thoughts of the Calgary Police Service remain with the family of Colton Crowshoe as we continue to diligently investigate his homicide.

We acknowledge the thorough investigation conducted by ASIRT and anticipate receiving the report in full for review.

Prior to the disappearance and death of Mr. Crowshoe, we were already in the processes of reviewing our practices around how we manage missing person files. As a result of that review, a number of changes have since been made to improve the process.

We have made several changes including clearer guidelines for frontline officers and investigators as well as a more thorough accountability framework. This framework has resulted in additional checks and balances to ensure missing person files are managed to the highest standard possible.

Policy around communicating with family members of missing persons has also been strengthened.

To ensure we have covered all the concerns in the ASIRT investigation, we will be reviewing their report in detail to determine if any additional lessons can be learned.

The tragic death of Mr. Crowshoe remains an active investigation and we ask for anyone with information to come forward.”