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

 

April 13, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Adjudicator, Retired Judge Ronald McKinnon has granted a request from counsel representing former Constable Michael Hughes of the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police Service to adjourn the proceedings due to an availability conflict. The proceeding, before the Adjudicator, Retired Judge Ronald McKinnon has been adjourned until a date to reconvene the Public Hearing can be set. View Release (.pdf)

April 13, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Adjudicator, Retired Judge Brian Neal has granted a request from counsel representing Constable Brian Hobbs of the Vancouver Police Department to adjourn the proceedings due to an availability conflict. The Public Hearing before the Adjudicator, Retired Judge Brian Neal will re-commence April 23, 2018 at 13:00. View Release (.pdf)

April 9, 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 April 13, 2018. The Public Hearing is scheduled to reconvene on April 13, 2018, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 10:00am, in Vancouver. View Release (.pdf)

March 29, 2018

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has issued their decision with respect to the appeal filed by Counsel for Constable Plummer of the Vancouver Police Department View Release (.pdf)

January 16, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that dates have been set for the continued hearing involving former Chief Constable Elsner, before Discipline Authority Baird Ellan. The matter has been scheduled for February 19, 2018 at 9:30am at Robson Square Provincial Court Room 109. Discipline proceedings pursuant to the Police Act are not open to the public. View Release (.pdf)

January 4, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Public Hearing involving Constable Edgar Diaz and former Constable Michael Hughes of the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police Service, before Adjudicator Ronald McKinnon, is set to proceed on January 5, 2018, for an Application. The Application will be heard at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 09:30am, in Vancouver. Further dates for the hearing have been set for February 13, 14 and 15, 2018, and April 16 to 20, 2018, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 09:30am, in Vancouver. View Release (.pdf)

January 3, 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 heard January 8, 9, 11 and 12, 2018. The Public Hearing is scheduled to commence January 8, 2018, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 09:30am, in Vancouver. View Release (.pdf)

December 20, 2017

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that Discipline Authority Carol Baird Ellan convened the discipline proceeding for OPCC files 2015-11048 and 2015-11048-05 on November 21, 2017, to hear an application from former Chief Constable Elsner’s counsel. Discipline Authority Baird Ellan issued her decision on December 15, 2017, dismissing that application and has granted an adjournment to January 15, 2018, at which point she expects that the matter be set for hearing dates. View Release (.pdf)

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)

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