“The Alberta Crown Prosecution Service (ACPS) has closely monitored this matter to ensure the file is appropriately managed.

“As independent prosecutors, our role includes continually reassessing matters based on the latest information we have available.

“Based on recent information, the ACPS will seek an out-of-province prosecutor to provide advice to police on any matters arising during the investigation.

“Going forward, an independent extra-provincial prosecutor will be responsible for providing advice to the police at their request. Prosecutors do not oversee investigations.

“The ACPS will not be involved in this matter. Accordingly, the ACPS will not have further comment on this matter.

“As before, the RCMP continue to investigate this matter independently, both of government and the prosecution service.”

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