February 19, 2018

No charges against Terrace RCMP officer

A Terrace RCMP officer accused of using excessive force against a first nations man last spring will not be prosecuted. The Criminal Justice branch has determined no charges will be laid against the officer who arrested William Watts on May 15th,  after he called 9-1-1 to report an intoxicated family member was coming to his house. Lawyers for … [Read more...]

RCMP officer convicted of assault will not go to jail

A Richmond RCMP officer convicted of assault was disciplined by his employers before he was spared jail time by a provincial court judge.  Last summer, Constable Inderpal Bal was charged with assault causing bodily harm stemming from the excessive force he used to arrest a man in January of last year. His conduct was questioned by other … [Read more...]

Public hearing begins to determine whether Abbotsford police officer keeps his job

An Abbotsford police officer faces a public hearing Monday to determine whether he gets to keep his job. Constable Adam Page pleaded guilty in April to pushing a thirty-seven year old shoplifter during an arrest in 2009. The hearing will determine whether he gets to keep his job, or if he's going to get canned. Page reportedly pushed the man so … [Read more...]

Former Transit Police officer charged with assault

A former Transit Police officer has been charged with assault stemming from a fight outside a bar in New Westminster last summer. Brian Lawson was off duty and on sick  leave when he was arrested September 12th. He's facing one count of assault causing bodily harm and assaulting a police officer. Lawson's due in court March 6th. He … [Read more...]

Transit Police Officer Admits to Deceit

It's been revealed why a Transit Police Officer resigned after he left an explosive device on an Air Canada plane. It's actually another incident in which the officer admitted to deceit and resigned in September of 2011. On three separate occasions the member had been recorded at the Pacific Border Crossing returning to Canada in a police-issued … [Read more...]

Richmond RCMP officer gets suspended sentence

A Richmond RCMP officer --charged with assault causing bodily harm last summer-- won't face any jail time after being found guilty of a lesser charge. Inderpal Bal's conduct was questioned by other officers at the scene of an arrest made in January of last year after which the victim needed hospital care.  A formal charge was laid in July … [Read more...]

VPD officer nabs more than 500 drunk drivers

A Vancouver police officer, who's been commended for catching hundreds of impaired drivers, says it's a labour of love... because he's seen enough death and destruction to last a lifetime. Most police officers stop fewer than 20 drunk drivers a year, but over the past two years, constable Brant Arnold-Smith has pulled more than 500 off the … [Read more...]

Corrections officer at Kent Institution arrested on drug charges

A corrections officer is accused of trafficking drugs into Kent Institution near Agassiz. RCMP say Paul Fleming was arrested at the prison yesterday. He's been charged with two counts of trafficking drugs, believed to be marijuana and methamphetamine. The 42-year old is out on bail and is expected back in court Jan. 29. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

RCMP: Officer killed in crash was speeding, didn’t have emergency equipment activated

Surrey mounties now say a 28 year old officer killed in a crash last month, was speeding and didn't have his emergency equipment activated in the moments before. Mounties say the preliminary investigation -- through GPS and video evidence -- shows Constable Adrian Oliver was trying to find a pick-up truck that had recently been stolen. Oliver's … [Read more...]

VPD motorcycle officer released from hospital

A Vancouver Police motorcycle officer hit by a car today has now been treated and released from hospital, and is resting up at home. The accident happened just after 9:30 a-m on Clarke Drive. The driver of the van is being cooperative. Police say booze and speed are not seen as factors in the crash.  CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]