ON May 8, Richmond RCMP responded to a disturbance near Garry Point Park where there had been a verbal altercation in which it was alleged that racist slurs were directed at a group of individuals. Frontline officers were dispatched and arrived at the scene within minutes, but prior to police arriving, one of the parties had already left.
Richmond RCMP said on Monday that they have since identified and reached out to all individuals involved. The Richmond RCMP Watch General Investigative Services Unit is assisting with the investigation, which remains active and ongoing.
Richmond RCMP said they take all allegations of hate-related crimes seriously. They added that racism will not be tolerated in any form and will be investigated to the fullest extent.
They are asking anyone who has information pertaining to this incident, to contact them.