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

 

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)

August 16, 2017

On August 16, 2017, the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner released the first quarter (April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017) statistics for the fiscal year of 2017/2018.  View Release (.pdf)

August 1, 2017

On June 5, 2017, the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner called a Public Hearing into allegations of misconduct with respect to Constable Brian Hobbs of the Vancouver Police Department.  View Release (.pdf)

April 19, 2017

Police Complaint Commissioner files Notice of Appeal with the British Columbia Court of Appeal in relation to the April 12, 2017, decision of Honourable Chief Justice Hinkson of the Supreme Court of British Columbia quashing the investigation into two allegations of misconduct against Chief Constable Elsner, Victoria Police Department View Release (.pdf)

April 11, 2017

Discipline Authority directs further investigation pursuant to a request from Chief Constable Elsner, Victoria Police Department and Police Complaint Commissioner appoints new External Investigator View Release (.pdf)

11048 2017-04-11 Appointment of New External Investigator View Release (.pdf)

11048-05 2017-04-11 Appointment of New External Investigator View Release (.pdf)

March 23, 2017

Police Complaint Commissioner determines that it is in the public interest to release information in relation to the findings made by the Discipline Authorities in regards to ordered investigations into allegations of police misconduct by Chief Constable Frank Elsner, Victoria Police Department View Release (.pdf)

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