FREDERICTON (GNB) – An independent consultant will review the policies, practices and procedures of the New Brunswick Police Commission.

Alphonse MacNeil, a retired assistant commissioner with the RCMP, will conduct the review.

“I am pleased to have Mr. MacNeil committed to conducting this review,” said Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Carl Urquhart. “Through his distinguished career, he has earned the respect of the public, government and the policing community thanks to his commitment to integrity and his work as a leader and subject matter expert. His experience will serve him well, and we look forward to receiving his report this summer.”

The commission’s board of directors made a formal request to the minister in January to help identify an independent third party to perform such a review. The board requested the review to maintain public confidence in the commission as an independent oversight body responsible for protecting the public interest in matters of policing.

MacNeil’s review of the June 2014 shooting in Moncton that killed three Mounties and wounded two others led to the release of a comprehensive report, which included 64 recommendations to the RCMP.