Danna de Groot's brother Peter was killed in a standoff with RCMP in Slocan

VIDEO: Peter de Groot’s sister says her family is ‘ashamed to be Canadian’

Danna de Groot said her brother – who was killed in a standoff with RCMP officers in Slocan, B.C. – was 'executed'

In the video below, Danna de Groot addresses the death of her brother Peter, who was shot and killed in a standoff with RCMP officers in Slocan, B.C. last week.

“The officers on the scene had to have had a complete and utter disregard for his life, or were able to have taken the time to try to save him,” his sister said on Monday in Vancouver. “He was judged unworthy to live and he was randomly given the death penalty for no good reason. In short, we are outraged.

“He was killed for being himself. This is the first time in our lives that we’ve been ashamed to be Canadian.”

Peter de Groot had been the subject of a four-day manhunt, after he reportedly traded gunfire with officers on Thursday, October 9, 2014.

He was killed the following Monday, October 13.

In her statement, Danna said her brother was “executed” by the RCMP.

Video: The Canadian Press

Just Posted

Campbell scores in OT as Leafs outlast Nitehawks 7-6

Nelson gave up three leads against rival Beaver Valley

Winlaw mosquito control referendum fails

The initiative received 339 votes against, and 118 in favour

COLUMN: Celebrate the season at Nelson’s Civic Theatre

The Civic Theatre presents a program of Halloween delights

Applications sought for annual Nelson heritage award

Deadline for submissions is Oct. 30.

Playmor Junction daycare expansion faces opposition

Neighbours upset with rezoning application, citing traffic, noise and concerns about future uses

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

B.C. Liberals’ hopes high as Nanaimo by-election approaches

Historically safe NDP seat vacated by long-time MLA Leonard Krog

Leaving B.C.’s electoral reform to a referendum is ‘ridiculous’: professor

B.C. voters getting ballots in the mail on proposal to change electoral system

Canada condemns killing of journalist in Saudi Arabia consulate in Turkey

The Saudi government claimed Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a ‘fistfight’

One year to election: Trudeau Liberals gear up for tussles on climate, premiers

Analysts say that the Liberals have reason to be ‘fairly confident’

GUEST COLUMN: B.C.’s proportional representation vote is dishonest, misleading

Veteran of 2005 Citizens’ Assembly urges rejection of new voting systems

Prank pizzas delivered to B.C. mayor on election night

The fake orders happened throughout Victoria mayor’s re-election campaign

MLA to become Nanaimo’s next mayor, could weaken NDP’s grasp on power

Leonard Krog’s win will trigger a byelection when he gives up his provincial seat

Horvat nets OT winner as Canucks beat Bruins 2-1

Young Vancouver star had spirited scrap earlier in contest

Most Read