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

 

November 27, 2017

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise that the 2016/2017 Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner Annual Report is available on our website. View Release (.pdf)

November 9, 2017

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that dates have been set for the Public Hearing involving Constable Brian Hobbs of the Vancouver Police Department, before the adjudicator, Retired Judge Brian Neal. Preliminary applications are scheduled to be heard November 15, 2017, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 09:30am, in Vancouver. View Release (.pdf)

November 9, 2017

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that dates have been set for the discipline proceeding involving former Chief Constable Elsner, before Discipline Authority Ian Pitfield. The matter is scheduled to convene on January 15, 2018, and is scheduled for four (4) days. Discipline proceedings pursuant to the Police Act are not open to the public. View Release (.pdf)

November 3, 2017

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Public Hearing for Constable Brian Hobbs of the Vancouver Police Department will be held on November 6, 2017, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 10:00am. View Release (.pdf)

November 2, 2017

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that Discipline Authority Carol Baird Ellan and Discipline Authority Ian Pitfield have granted requests from former Chief Constable Elsner to adjourn both discipline proceedings pursuant to section 123(10) of the Police Act. View Release (.pdf)

October 17, 2017

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 Constables David Bunderla and Richard O’Rourke of the South Coast BC Transportation Authority Police Service (SCBCTAPS) will be held on October 25, 2017, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 9:30am. View Release (.pdf)

October 16, 2017

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that Discipline Authority Carol Baird Ellan has granted a request from former Chief Constable Elsner to adjourn the discipline proceedings, pursuant to section 123(10) of the Police Act. View Release (.pdf)

September 26, 2017

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Public Hearing with respect to Constable Edgar Diaz and former Constable Michael Hughes of the South Coast BC Transportation Authority Police Service (SCBCTAPS) will be held on September 28th and 29th, 2017, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 9:00 am. There will be a preliminary application for recusal of the adjudicator at that time. View Release (.pdf)

September 26, 2017

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Review on the Record with respect to Constables David Bunderla and Richard O’Rourke of the South Coast BC Transportation Authority Police Service (SCBCTAPS) will commence on October 2, 2017, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 9:00 am. There will be a preliminary application for recusal of the adjudicator at that time. View Release (.pdf)

September 26, 2017

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that Discipline Authority Carol Baird Ellan and Discipline Authority Ian Pitfield have granted a request from former Chief Constable Elsner to adjourn the discipline proceedings pursuant to section 123(10) of the Police Act so that he may obtain new counsel after his counsel was recently appointed to the BC Supreme Court Bench. The Discipline Authorities determined that an adjournment was justified in the circumstances. View Release (.pdf)

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