The officer in charge of the Langley RCMP detachment has testified at the coroners' inquest into the police shooting death of Alvin Wright.
Superintendent Derek Cooke had been summoned to the inquest to explain why he chose not to remove Sgt. Don Davidson from duty.
Sgt. Davidson was the officer who fatally shot Alvin Wright nearly two years ago, after encountering the 22 year old supposedly armed with a knife.
Cooke put Sgt. Davidson back on regular 20 days after the shooting, well before a VPD investigation had cleared him of any criminal wrongdoing.
Cooke testified he made that decision because all of the evidence he had available to him suggested the officers actions were appropriate.
That evidence included 9-1-1 tape, in which officers can reportedly be heard telling Wright to drop the knife.
The coroner's jury has now started its deliberations.