Media Releases

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

 

November 22, 2022

Victoria - The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) 2021-2022 Annual Report was tabled in the Legislature today. The Report highlights the role of the OPCC in the oversight of investigations into police misconduct and the administration of police discipline independently of governments and the police. View Release (.pdf)

November 9, 2022

Victoria - The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) has ordered a review by a retired judge into the findings of a Discipline Proceeding relating to allegations of Abuse of Authority against a police officer with the Vancouver Police Department (VPD). View Release (.pdf)

July 12, 2022

Victoria - The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) has ordered a review by a retired judge into the findings of a Discipline Proceeding relating to allegations of Abuse of Authority against a police officer with the Vancouver Police Department (VPD). View Release (.pdf)

June 30, 2022

Victoria - The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) has ordered a review by a retired judge into the findings of a Discipline Proceeding relating to allegations of Discreditable Conduct against a police officer with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC). View Release (.pdf)

June 13, 2022

Victoria - The Police Complaint Commissioner has initiated an investigation pursuant to the BC Police Act into the conduct of 19 police officers from the Abbotsford Police Department, Vancouver Police Department, New Westminster Police Department, Delta Police Department, Surrey Police Service, Saanich Police Department, Metro Vancouver Transit Police and Victoria Police Department. View Release (.pdf)

June 7, 2022

Victoria – The Police Complaint Commissioner has completed his review of the disciplinary decision which resulted in discipline of two VPD officers for committing misconduct following the arrest and handcuffing of an Indigenous man and his granddaughter at a Bank of Montreal in Vancouver, BC, on December 20, 2019. The Commissioner confirms the outcome issued by retired Provincial Court Judge, Mr. Brian Neal, Q.C.. View Release (.pdf)

November 4, 2021

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) 2020-2021 Annual Report was tabled in the Legislature today. The Report highlights the importance of police boards in ensuring the police are accountable to civilian authority. The Report also highlights the investigations and disciplinary processes into complaints and allegations of misconduct involving municipal police officers in B.C. The work of the OPCC focuses in large part on ensuring that every complaint lodged against a municipal police officer in B.C. is dealt with in a fair and transparent manner. View Release (.pdf)

September 2, 2021

A Public Hearing into the misconduct allegations against Constable Diaz and former Constable Hughes of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police (MVTP), will now resume following a decision by the BC Court of Appeal. The Public Hearing is scheduled to resume on September 7 and 8, 2021, starting at 9:30am. View Release (.pdf)

April 23, 2021

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) has ordered a review into the findings of a discipline proceeding relating to allegations of Abuse of Authority, Discreditable Conduct, Neglect of Duty, and Deceit against a Vancouver police officer. View Release (.pdf)

January 5, 2021

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) will initiate a Police Act investigation into the fatal shooting in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver today by Vancouver Police officers. View Release (.pdf)

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