Nov 24, 2010

ORILLIA, ON, Nov. 24 /CNW/ - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Belleville Police Service, Ottawa Police Service and the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service announced today that out of respect for the victims, their families, friends and the communities, further access to members of the Russell WILLIAMS investigation team will not be provided to the media.

This investigation, managed through the Ontario Major Case Management System, resulted in the cooperation and seamless sharing of information between the Belleville Police Service, Ottawa Police Service, Canadian Forces National Investigation Service and the OPP. 

During the court proceedings, a significant amount of information was made available to the media to provide the public with a clear understanding of the investigation and the offences committed by Russell WILLIAMS.

To allow the victims, families, friends and the communities the opportunity to continue the healing process and to move forward, members of the joint investigative team have elected not to provide any further media interviews.

The joint investigative team acknowledges and appreciates the professional manner in which the accredited media conducted themselves during this investigation and court process and the role the media played in providing the public with timely information. The team thanks the media in advance for respecting this decision.

For further information:

Inspector Dave Ross
Corporate Communications Bureau