Media Releases

For media enquiries, media releases, or to arrange an interview, please contact Mr. Rollie Woods, Deputy Police Complaint Commissioner at 250-356-7458 or media@opcc.bc.ca

 

August 15, 2018

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 Mark Lobel and Constable Viet Hoang of the Vancouver Police Department. The scheduled hearing dates are September 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2018, and November 13, 14 and 16, 2018, at the Vancouver Robson Square Courthouse in Courtroom #109, starting at 9:30am View Release (.pdf)

July 30, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner has decided it is in the public interest to post the correspondence letters from the BC Association of Municipal Chiefs of Police and the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, in relation to concerns regarding this office’s approach in cases of on duty motor vehicle incidents involving police officers, potential violations under the Motor Vehicle Act and corresponding allegations of misconduct pursuant to the Police Act. This disclosure is made pursuant to section 95 of the Police Act. View Release (.pdf)

BC Chiefs of Police Letter to PCC Lowe View Release (.pdf)

OPCC Response to BC Chiefs of Police View Release (.pdf)

OPCC Response to BC Chiefs of Police Additional Information View Release (.pdf)

July 23, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that dates have been set for the continuation of the Public Hearing into allegations of misconduct against Constable Diaz and former Constable Hughes of the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police Service. The scheduled hearing dates are October 9, 10, 11 and 12, 2018, and January 8, 9 and 11, 2019, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 09:30am, in Vancouver. View Release (.pdf)

July 19, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Public Hearing involving Inspector John de Haas of the Vancouver Police Department, before the adjudicator, Retired Judge Carol Baird Ellan, is to be heard July 25, 26, 27, and 30, 2018. The Public Hearing is scheduled to commence July 25, 2018, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 10:00 am, in Vancouver. View Release (.pdf)

July 19, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Public Hearing involving Constable Brian Hobbs of the Vancouver Police Department, before the adjudicator, Retired Judge Brian Neal is to be continued on July 25, 2018. The Public Hearing is scheduled to reconvene on July 25, 2018, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 9:00 am, in Vancouver. View Release (.pdf)

July 18, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner has decided it is in the public interest to post the latest letter from BC Civil Liberties and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs to the Vancouver Police Board in relation to the method of investigation of their previous street checks complaint. This disclosure is made pursuant to section 95 of the Police Act. View Release (.pdf)

UBCIC BCCLA Letter to Vancouver Police Board View Release (.pdf)

July 16, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Review on the Record involving Special Municipal Constable Leanne Keith of the New Westminster Police Department, before the adjudicator, Retired Judge Brian Neal will commence on July 20, 2018. The Review on the Record is scheduled to convene on July 20, 2018, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 1:00 pm, in Vancouver. View Release (.pdf)

July 13, 2018

BC Civil Liberties and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs Service and Policy Complaints to the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner – Given the extent to which information regarding these matter are in the public domain due to media reporting, the Police Complaint Commissioner has decided it is in the public interest to post materials relevant to this service and policy complaint on the OPCC website. This disclosure is made pursuant to s. 95 of the Police Act. View Release (.pdf)

Service or Policy Complaint View Release (.pdf)

OPCC Letter to the VPD Board View Release (.pdf)

Service or Police Complaint Amendment View Release (.pdf)

July 12, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Review on the Record into the disciplinary decision involving Constable Byron Ritchie of the Delta Police Department will commence in the near future. View Release (.pdf)

June 6, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Review on the Record into the proposed disciplinary or corrective measures for Constable Geoffrey Young of the Delta Police Department will commence in the near future. A date has yet to be determined. View Release (.pdf)

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