February 20, 2018

OPCC: Abby cop lied about use of force against alleged shoplifter

The office of B.C.’s police complaint commissioner has found that an Abbotsford officer lied about what happened during an arrest four years ago in which he assaulted an alleged shoplifter. Constable Adam Page responded to a report of shoplifting at a drugstore in September 2009. Video shows Page handcuffing the suspect, putting him into an … [Read more...]

Man sent to hospital after alleged assault in east Vancouver

A man is in hospital with serious injuries after an alleged assault on Venables Street near Commercial Drive. Jarrod Huntson works at a coffee shop right beside where the assault happened, and describes what he saw. "Didn't look conscious and had a little twitch going on in his leg, it was kind of  sickening to see to be honest, I kind of got … [Read more...]

Surrey RCMP looking for pickup truck after alleged hit and run

Surrey RCMP want your help in finding a pickup truck they say was involved in a hit and run Saturday evening. They say the pickup collided with a grey Mazda 3 at 138th Street and 92nd Avenue. The Mazda 3 was driving eastbound on 92nd Avenue, when a newer dark coloured pickup turned off of 138th Street and headed westbound on 92nd Avenue. The … [Read more...]

BC Supreme Court to hear alleged wrongful dismissal case of Vancouver Bylaw Enforcement Manager

Was Carlene Robbins fired, or did she quit? The alleged wrongful dismissal of a Bylaw Enforcement Manager with the City of Vancouver is at the heart of a case being heard this week in BC Supreme Court. Lawyer Robert Rogers says his client will testify she was "constructively demoted" three weeks after a house fire killed three men in December … [Read more...]

Men sue Province, former corrections officer, over alleged abuse

Ten months after a judge refused to certify a settlement agreement reached with the Province, individual civil claims around abuse at Burnaby’s Oakalla Prison are showing up in the court system. Five claims have recently been filed in BC Supreme Court naming former corrections officer, Roderick MacDougall and the Province as … [Read more...]

BCCLA questions objectivity of expert consulted in alleged RCMP assault

No charges were ever laid against Terrace RCMP after a man in their custody was left brain damaged. Now, the BC Civil Liberties Association is asking why did police consult a discredited expert in making their report to recommend charges? Crown counsel says there was not enough evidence for a conviction against Mounties in terrace after Robert … [Read more...]

Surrey man facing sexual assault charge after alleged incident at skytrain station

A 44-year-old Surrey man is facing a sexual assault charge after an incident Wednesday afternoon at the Granville skytrain station. A woman was allegedly grabbed by a man standing behind her as she was heading up the escalator. Transit Police arrested a man as they heard her scream, then hit him with her purse. Officers say Harminder … [Read more...]

Sixth person fired in alleged health privacy breach

The sixth person in an alleged privacy breach involving people's medical records has been fired. A spokesman with B.C.'s health ministry confirms the employee has received a letter as such, but he wouldn't provide any details. The seventh person implicated remains suspended. The incident surfaced earlier this year as an alleged misuse of medical … [Read more...]

Social media outs alleged Amanda Todd tormentor

The Twitter-world is naming Amanda Todd's alleged tormentor. The anonymous group claims to have found, indentified and released the name and address of the 32 year old Metro-Vancouver man, whose apparent extortion pushed Amanda Todd to suicide. The group claims the man blackmailed the teenager for photographs, causing her suicide last week. No one … [Read more...]

Surrey mounties asking for witness information after alleged attempted assault

Surrey mounties are asking for help from anyone who may have witnessed an attempted sexual assault early in the morning on Wednesday. RCMP say it happened in the area of 128th Street and 96th Avenue. They say a woman in her early 40's was approached by a man as she was searching for recyclable discarded clothing behind a business about 4:30 that … [Read more...]