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Investigation finds police actions not responsible in man's death

Police cleared in death

B.C.'s independent police watchdog has concluded actions by RCMP in West Kelowna did not contribute to the death of a man back on July 20.

The Independent Investigations Office took on the investigation following the death of Glen Tarbet.

Tarbet's body was found in the vicinity of the Johnson and Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre on the morning of the 20th, four days after police had spoken with him regarding an "ongoing investigation."

Family members reported him missing the following day.

The IIO unveiled details of the case, and its investigation, just three days ago.

"The Chief Civilian Director has reviewed the evidence and determined that the actions or inactions of police were not responsible for the death of the man," the IILO said in a brief statement on the matter.

Meantime, the IIO continues to investigate a second incident in the Central Okanagan.

In that case, the body of an unidentified man was discovered on the morning of Saturday, July 25, just hours after he was involved in a traffic accident at the corner of Richter Street and Clement Avenue.

The man had left the accident scene on foot after his vehicle was towed.

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