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Cops cleared in takedown

British Columbia's police watchdog has cleared officers of wrongdoing after a man suspected of fatally shooting a constable was injured during his arrest.

Const. John Davidson with the Abbotsford Police Department was killed Nov. 6 after responding to reports of shots fired.

The Independent Investigations Office has previously said that a suspect fled the area where Davidson was critically injured and he suffered non-life threatening injuries when he was apprehended by police.

The agency said it believed the man had been shot.

The office said in a news release Thursday that it has completed an investigation into the arresting officers' actions and determined that they did not commit an offence.

Sixty-five-year-old Oscar Arfmann has been charged with first-degree murder in Davidson's death and a trial date has been set for January 2019.

The Independent Investigations Office says its reasons for the decision are not being released because of ongoing legal proceedings.

The office probes all cases where police officers in B.C. are involved in a serious injury or death.



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