ADVISORY RE COVID-19
The public is advised that the Office of Police Complaint Commissioner continues to fully operate during the COVID-19 Pandemic and related government actions. While we are unable to offer in-person meetings, in order to protect the health and safety of all parties, we have TEMPORARILY restricted access to 947 Fort Street, Victoria, members of the public seeking information and/or making municipal complaints can do so in the following ways:
Online through OPCC website (“Make a Complaint” below)
Toll Free: 1-877-909-8707
Thank you for understanding. We will be closely monitoring this situation and will reassess these measures as needed.close [x]
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The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner promotes accountable policing within our communities and enhances public confidence in law enforcement through impartial, transparent civilian oversight.
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Police Complaint Commissioner
The Police Complaint Commissioner has completed a review of the disciplinary decision dismissing a senior Vancouver Police Department Sergeant for misconduct occurring during an inappropriate relationship with a junior Vancouver Police Officer. The Commissioner has determined it is in the public interest that information be disclosed in this matter.
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The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that dates have been set for the Public Hearing into allegations of misconduct against Constable Eric Ludeman and Constable Neil Logan of the Vancouver Police Department. The scheduled hearing dates are March 10, 11, 12, 13, 2020, and May 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2020, at the Vancouver Robson Square Courthouse in Courtroom #109, starting at 9:30am.
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The Police Complaint Commissioner has called a Public Hearing into allegations of police misconduct involving a member of the Victoria Police Department following an investigation into a complaint of sexual misconduct while off duty. After an independent investigation by the Vancouver Police Department the matter was ultimately referred by the Commissioner to a retired judge for review. In a subsequent discipline proceeding, retired Judge James Threlfall determined that the evidence did not support a finding of misconduct. Subsequently, the Complainant requested the Police Complaint Commissioner arrange a Public Hearing. The Complainant and other material witnesses were not afforded the opportunity to testify at the discipline proceeding. The Commissioner considered this request and other factors and determined that it is in the public interest to arrange a Public Hearing. Upon the recommendation of the Associate Chief Justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court, the Honourable Judge Wally Oppal, Q.C., retired Supreme Court Justice, is appointed to preside as Adjudicator in these proceedings, pursuant to section 142(2) of the Police Act. As this matter involves allegations of a sensitive nature, names of the parties have been withheld from the Notice of Public Hearing to protect the identity of the Complainant. The Adjudicator may make further determinations concerning disclosure in the course of the Public Hearing. A date for the Public Hearing will be determined in the future.
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