http://www.bcpolicecomplaints.org/

Meet the people who supposedly keep cops accountable

Stan T. Lowe and his crew of ex-cops

They run B.C.’s Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner and
they wield power over the Independent Investigations Office too.
But they’re doing their best to serve the police, not the public

Since its inception, B.C.’s Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner
has been run by disreputable characters — Don Morrison, Dirk Ryneveld
and now Stan T. Lowe — who have all made big money covering up for cops. Continue reading

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RCMP Const. Brian Heideman -on steroids- Assault Robert Wright, Cause Brain Damage, VIDEO FOOTAGE

RCMP Says Use Of Force Was Justified. Watch The Video.

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/watch/warning-offensive-language-robert-wright-in-rcmp-lockup-raw/vp-cbcc2014-0210-1934-0013-253995456400

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Feisty plaintiff spars with lawyer for transit police officer accused of assault

By Susan Lazaruk, The Province September 17, 2014

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A White Rock construction worker allegedly assaulted by two transit police officers — who were also charged with fabricating evidence in the case — told their trial he did nothing to deserve the pepper-spraying and arrest.

Consts. Bruce Shipley and Alfred Wong were in Provincial Court in Vancouver on Wednesday for their trial on charges of assault, fabrication of evidence, two counts each of public mischief and breach of trust by a public officer. Continue reading

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Gag order to be imposed on new RCMP transparency office

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OTTAWA — The federal government is developing a commission to help restore public confidence in the RCMP – but it will be shrouded in secrecy.

Planning documents for Public Safety indicate anyone working for the RCMP’s new Civilian Review and Complaints Commission will be required to take an “oath of secrecy.” Continue reading

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Mountie pleads guilty to fabricating evidence in paternity case

CBC News Posted: Aug 12, 2014

A Vancouver Island RCMP officer has pleaded guilty to fabricating evidence to obstruct the pregnant-bellycourse of justice by taking a paternity test on behalf of a fellow officer.

Const. Dereck Carter reported to a lab and took the court-ordered test in July last year on behalf of Greg Doncaster, who was then also a constable on the force. Doncaster had approached him after a woman with whom he’d had an affair took steps to recover child support.

Doncaster told Carter the paternity case would cost him his marriage, and Carter felt obliged to help his mentor on the RCMP’s Regional Crime Unit. Continue reading

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Vancouver police officer sues force over undercover arrest

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“Yeah, waaay beyond the call. “

A Vancouver police officer is suing the force after he says he was “violently assaulted and falsely imprisoned” by a fellow officer while on plainclothes duty for a surveillance operation. Continue reading

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Time runs out on probe of officers who failed to warn woman before she was killed

The Canadian Press/Monday, May. 12 2014

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Two officers who decided not to immediately warn a pregnant woman that her boyfriend may have been looking for a hit man to kill her in the days before she was murdered won’t be investigated by British Columbia’s police complaint commissioner, the province’s Appeal Court has ruled.

The court released a ruling Monday overturning the complaint commissioner’s decision to launch a formal investigation into the conduct of Detective Constable Craig Bentley and Staff Sergeant John Grywinski after concluding the commissioner missed an important deadline by more than a month. Continue reading

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Police raid house in East Vancouver, with guns drawn, on pretext of anti-pipeline graffiti

Note: The Editor of this blog, Copwatch Vancouver, was also subject to this gang style early morning raid on their home, and who was not named in the warrant but who’s laptop computer, cell phone & charger, USB’s, iPod & cord, personal & political documents were also stolen by the Vancouver Police. Donations can be made here for legal fees & to replace the stolen items. http://www.gofundme.com/9x8eyk

by Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, June 3, 2014no-pipelines-graffiti-2

At around 9AM on June 3, 2014,approximately 16 cops from the Vancouver Police Department raided a house in East Vancouver under the pretext of investigating six mischief charges related to graffiti tags dating from June, July, and October of 2013. The four residents of the house, and one guest, were removed one by one by police aiming pistols at them. One person inside the house looked out their bedroom window and saw a cop pointing his pistol at him. The house targeted by the raid is comprised of radicals involved in Indigenous resistance as well as anarchist projects in the city (including myself, the editor of the Warrior Publications wordpress site) Once removed from the house, the five people were placed in a prisoner transport van parked out front while a K9 team entered the house to search for any remaining people. After the K9 team searched the house, a forensic identification unit with a video camera appeared. They first filmed the exterior of the house and the yard, then entered the house itself. After filming the interior, they then used a camera to take photos. At around 11AM, all but one of the five persons detained were released. The last person held was told he would be charged with 6 counts of mischief under $5000 and taken away in the prisoner transport van. Those released were told to leave the area and that police would contact them once the search was over. The individual arrested was taken to the downtown Vancouver jail where cops from the Integrated Graffiti Task Force attempted to interrogate him. They mentioned spray painted tags and anti-pipeline graffiti. At around 3:30PM he was released without charges, although told that the investigation was ongoing and that charges could still be laid. At around 6PM, police informed the residents that the search had been completed. At this time, the warrant for the search was found in the kitchen, naming the target of the raid as well as a list of items referred to as “graffiti vandalism paraphernalia.” This included paint, spray paint, markers, paint markers, latex or rubber gloves, painter’s masks, glass etching kits, books with graffiti images, notepads or paper with images or graffiti, any computer electronic storage devices such as USB’s or external hard drives, camera, film or any digital storage cards, photographs, pictures (such as canvas), video tapes or DVD that may contain graffiti, cell phones with the ability to take photographs or video, a particular coloured baseball cap, black knapsack and black hoody, dark jeans, plus “forensic examination and recovery of data to determine ownership and use, including… contact lists, text messages, emails, call logs, video and photos from any computers, cell phones or electronic storage devices.” The main items taken during the raid were laptop computers, USBs, and cell phones. A collection of political zines and some banners were also taken, along with a video camera and a black hoodie. The primary warrant was dated June 2, 2014, and sworn by Detective Derek Wong of the Vancouver police based at 2120 Cambie Street. The time for the execution of the warrant is stated as being from 6AM to 9PM. The warrant is signed by EE Bowes. There is also a secondary warrant which is dated June 3, 2014, sworn by Ram Greoriou who is identified as a Vancouver police officer. This warrant has a time of 3-5PM listed and is also signed by EE Bowes. Considering the minor nature of the charges, the raid carried out by the Vancouver police is clearly part of a larger strategy of politically motivated repression against radicals and especially the growing resistance against oil and gas pipelines throughout the province. As a tactic, the raid enables police to seize items such as computers, extract information from them, disrupt communications, and very possibly emplace spyware prior to their return. The raid and its subsequent occupation of the space by the cops provides them with the opportunity to take a snapshot of their target’s lives, and to possibly put in place listening devices. As a part of a strategy of repression, the raid is an attempt to intimidate and silence those involved in resistance movements. http://warriorpublications.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/police-raid-house-in-east-vancouver-with-guns-drawn-on-pretext-of-anti-pipeline-graffiti/

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