Public Hearings

Following the disciplinary process, the Police Complaint Commissioner has the discretion to order a Public Hearing where there is a reasonable basis to believe that the decision of the Discipline Authority is incorrect or it is in the public interest to review the matter.

Public Hearings remain an option for the Police Complaint Commissioner if he believes such a review of a Police Act matter is required in the public interest. A retired judge is appointed to sit as the adjudicator and review the evidence, hear sworn testimony and arrive at a decision of whether there is misconduct and, if substantiated, determine the corrective and/or disciplinary measures to be imposed. These public hearings are open to everyone. The retired judge’s decision is final and conclusive.

Recommended Procedures (PDF)

 

Current Public Hearings

Public Hearing Member Department Public Hearing Status
PH 16-01Constable DiazSCBCTAPSNotice of Public Hearing
Notice of Public Hearing
Media Release
PH 17-01Constable Hobbs,
Tentative Dates,
November 6, 7, 8, 16, 17, 18, 2017,
Vancouver Courthouse,
Courtroom 109,
800 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC
VancouverNotice of Public Hearing
Media Release

Concluded Public Hearings

Public Hearing Member Department Adjudicator's Decision
PH 14-02Constable TiwanaVancouverNotice of Public Hearing
Adjudicator Baird Ellan Decision
PH 14-01Constable ChartersVancouverNotice of Public Hearing
Adjudicator Smart Decision - Part 1
Adjudicator Smart Decision - Part 2
PH 13-06Constable Gibbons,
Constable Howell
VancouverNotice of Public Hearing
Constable Gibbons Submissions - Part 1
Constable Gibbons Submissions - Part 2
Chief Constable Chu Submissions
Public Hearing Counsel Submissions
Counsel Case Cited - Part 1
Counsel Case Cited - Part 2
Adjudicator Filmer Decision - Part 1
Adjudicator Filmer Decision - Part 2
PH 13-05Constable RobinsonVancouverNotice of Public Hearing
Chief Constable and VPD Submissions
VPD Report - Initiatives in the Downtown Eastside
Commission Counsel Submissions
Vancouver Police Union Submissions
Vancouver Police Union Submission Reply
Adjudicator Oppal Decision
PH 13-04Constable ToddVancouverNotice of Public Hearing
Adjudicator Oppal Decision - Part 1
Adjudicator Oppal Decision - Part 2
Adjudicator Oppal Decision - Addendum
PH 13-03Constable Hill,
Constable McRae
DeltaNotice of Public Hearing
Adjudicator Filmer Decision
PH 13-02Constable JansenSCBCTAPSNotice of Public Hearing
Adjudicator Lazar Decision - Part 1
Adjudicator Lazar Decision - Part 2
PH 13-01Constable SmitSaanichNotice of Public Hearing
Adjudicator de Villiers Decision
PH 12-03Constable PageAbbotsfordNotice of Public Hearing
Adjudicator Pitfield Decision - Part 1
Adjudicator Pitfield Decision - Part 2
PH 12-02Constable BrownAbbotsfordNotice of Public Hearing
Cancellation of Public Hearing
PH 12-01Constable Bowser,
Constable Robinson
VictoriaNotice of Public Hearing
Adjudicator Casson Decision - Part 1
Adjudicator Casson Decision - Part 2
PH 11-02Constable Lemna,
Constable Young
AbbotsfordNotice of Public Hearing
Withdrawal of Notice of Public Hearing
PH 11-01Sergeant BerndtCentral SaanichNotice of Public Hearing
Adjudicator Filmer Decision - Part 1
Adjudicator Filmer Decision - Part 2
PH 10-05Constable Florkow,
Constable London
VancouverNotice of Public Hearing
Reasons for Termination of Public Hearing
PH 10-04Constable Hooker,
Constable Lau
New WestminsterNotice of Public Hearing
Reasons for Termination of Public Hearing
PH 10-03Constable DickhoutSCBCTAPSNotice of Public Hearing
Adjudicator Pitfield Decision - Part 1
Adjudicator Pitfield Decision - Part 2
PH 10-02Constable GillanWest VancouverNotice of Public Hearing
Adjudicator Boyle Decision
PH 10-01Constable WoodAbbotsfordNotice of Public Hearing
Adjudicator Singh Decision
PH 09-03Constable O'Neill,
Constable Asmussen
Victoria Adjudicator Filmer Decision
Adjudicator Filmer Ruling
PH 09-02Constable Wilson,
Constable Sidhu
DeltaAdjudicator Singh Decision - Part 1
Adjudicator Singh Decision - Part 2
PH 09-01Constable WongVancouverAdjudicator Thackray Decision
PH 08-03Staff Sergeant BruceWest VancouverReasons for Termination of Public Hearing
PH 08-02Inspector FontaineWest VancouverReasons for Termination of Public Hearing
PH 08-01Constable SmithVictoria Adjudicator Hutchison Decision - Part 1
Adjudicator Hutchison Decision - Part 2
PH 06-01Constable EveleighOak BayReasons for Termination of Public Hearing
PH 04-01Constable Kojima,
Constable Gemmell
VancouverAdjudicator Clancy Decision - Part 1
Adjudicator Clancy Decision - Part 2
PH 03-02Constable Forster,
Constable D'Onofrio
VancouverAdjudicator Collver Decision
PH 03-01Constable Bruce-ThomasVancouverAdjudicator Weddell Decision
PH 01-04Constable FosterVictoria Adjudicator Millward Decision
PH 01-03Constable PhillipsVancouverReasons for Termination of Public Hearing
PH 01-02Constable Chan,
Constable Pazcuzzo
VancouverAdjudicator Meredith Decision
PH 01-01Constable BrodaSaanichAdjudicator de Villiers Decision
PH 00-02Sergeant Bayley,
Constable Keller
VancouverAdjudicator Scherling Decision
PH 00-01Constable MaddocksVictoria Reasons for Termination of Public Hearing
PH 99-03Inspector Doern,
Inspector Jones
VancouverReasons for Termination of Public Hearing
PH 99-02Constable Pitt-PayneVancouverAdjudicator Holmes Decision
PH 99-01Constable Sekela,
Constable Harder,
Constable Thomson,
Constable Mitchell,
Constable Schmirler
AbbotsfordAdjudicator Millward Decision - Part 1
Adjudicator Millward Decision - Part 2