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#3381 Mike K.

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Posted 20 June 2024 - 04:37 PM

Some of the dogs living on the streets with drug addicts must have difficult lives. I hear these animals can be used as collateral, some are harmed to send a message to their owner, some are stolen, so many are mistreated. It’s a sad reality out there.

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#3382 Mike K.

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Posted 20 June 2024 - 04:40 PM

Street community says:

“The puppy was muzzled,” said John Ross.

“How can you be scared of a muzzled dog?” asked Chantal Forget.

They say the one-year-old Pitbull-mix ran out of a tent as someone was being arrested and started barking at a police dog that had been left in a police car.



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Officers later learned the dog was at least six years old and was designated as dangerous, requiring it to be muzzled and leashed at all times in public places and common private property, with signage advising that a dangerous dog is present. None of these requirements were met at the time of this incident. Victoria Animal Control confirmed that since 2021, there have been 11 other incidents involving this dog, including two occurrences where Bylaw officers were injured by bites.


Insanity.

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#3383 lanforod

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Posted 20 June 2024 - 07:10 PM

That dog should have been put down ages ago

#3384 Mike K.

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 05:03 PM

E-bike investigation concluded. Inappropriate force.

On January 6, 2023, an officer observed a person of interest riding an E-Bike. The officer had reason to believe that the person on the bike was wanted on warrants and was considered a danger to the community.

The officer followed at a distance and then observed the E-Bike commit a motor vehicle offence by running a red light in the 300-Block of Gorge Road. The officer activated lights and sirens, and continued to follow the E-Bike at a low speed. When the rider failed to stop, the officer used their vehicle to stop the E-Bike by making contact with the rear wheel of the bike.

The officer discovered that the rider of the bike was not the person they suspected, but was another person wanted on out-of-province warrants for arrest. The rider of the bike was also found to be breaching court-ordered conditions related to a serious offence, was arrested for that breach and subsequently convicted.

Because the suspect claimed to have sustained injuries during this interaction, an investigation took place to determine whether the officer had used an appropriate amount of force. Use of a vehicle is considered an intermediate use of force and falls under the VicPD Use of Force policy, though it is generally rare for officers to use a vehicle as a force option.

VicPD completed the investigation and presented findings to the OPCC with the conclusion that, though injuries were not sustained as claimed, the officer had used an inappropriate amount of force, and the officer was disciplined. Additional details of the investigation and discipline cannot be provided.

The owner of the e-bike commenced the claims process with ICBC by filing court documents recently presented in media. ICBC is contacting the cyclist to clarify the Enhanced Care claims process.

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#3385 Nparker

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 05:17 PM

And justice dies just a little more in BC.



#3386 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 09:28 PM

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#3387 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 03:19 AM

VicPD officers use vehicles as form of force against pedestrians and cyclists, documents say

Police vehicles intentionally hit people on bikes, scooters or on foot, according to documents and reports on substantiated allegations against VicPD

https://www.timescol...nts-say-9132034

#3388 lanforod

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 06:34 AM

I’m not sure it’s the cops and their wages that is the problem, Tristan. Look higher, at the politicians and courts.
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#3389 pontcanna

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 06:43 PM

VicPD officer escorts Canada geese, goslings across Bay Street Bridge

Directing traffic is an occasional duty of police officers and four geese crossing a bridge put those skills to the test for one Victoria Police officer.

John Ducker says he and his sister-in-law were heading out to get to an appointment when they headed across the Bay Street Bridge.

“I looked forward up the street and at first I didn’t believe what I was seeing.”

Ducker says since he was the passenger, he pulled out his phone to start recording.

“I saw a goose going by, then a car got in the way and they all appeared again when the traffic cleared and there was two Canada geese and two little goslings and then a police officer on a bike had made her way up there and was shepherding them back and forth,” he said.
 

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“After about a minute or so she guided them over to the south side of the bridge and away they went and we said ‘thank you’ and she said ‘thank you’ and away we went,” he said.

Ducker retired in 2013 as the deputy chief of police with VicPD and says he was happy to see a VicPD officer going above and beyond in this situation.

 


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#3390 Mike P.

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 07:30 PM

Sting operation downtown today? Saw a few plainclothes officers, open carry, driving civilian vehicles....



#3391 Matt R.

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 07:35 PM

^ goose emergency
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#3392 pontcanna

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Posted 05 July 2024 - 06:55 PM

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We are just five days away from the Pulling Together Canoe Journey and VicPD officers, staff, reserves, retired members and Songhees youth were on the water training in the VicPD canoe today. We are all looking forward to our learning and healing journey next week.

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#3393 pontcanna

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Posted 05 July 2024 - 07:47 PM

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Congrats to our 5 ⁦@vicpdcanada Police Academy graduates from Class 172 and all other graduating ⁦@JIBCnews officers. Our new officers are excited to hit the streets.
 
Shout out to Cst. Vasilopoulos (far left) for winning the Best Overall Fitness Award.
 
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#3394 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 July 2024 - 02:54 AM

Family of woman killed by VicPD officer says they've never received apology, have been lied to

 

 

Cheryl Peterson said in a statement to a public hearing that she feels fear when she sees a police car ever since her mother's death in 2019


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Posted 10 July 2024 - 10:46 PM

The Province and the City of Surrey have reached an agreement on the police transition that will complete the transfer from Surrey RCMP to the Surrey Police Service. 

 

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, announced Wednesday (July 10) in Vancouver that the agreement will provide stability to Surrey residents.  

 

"To conclude the transition while ensuring the safety of Surrey residents, our agreements include funding of up to $250 million over 10 years," Farnworth said. "This includes the current $150 million commitment and a financial guarantee to pay up to $20 million per year for the difference between the salary costs of the city police service and the costs that would have been paid for RCMP salaries."

 

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Elenore Sturko, MLA for Surrey South, said today's announcement was unsurprising.

 

“It is not a surprise that the NDP would come back, particularly considering how close we are to the election to try to mitigate some of the financial implications of the transition,” Sturko said.

 

She added that there has not been enough information about transition and how it will look. Sturko is also a former RCMP officer and is running with the BC Conservatives in Surrey-Cloverdale this October.

 

Sturko has no doubt that either the SPS or Surrey RCMP will provide great police service to Surrey residents.

 

 

https://www.vicnews....nsition-7435988


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#3396 Mike K.

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Posted 11 July 2024 - 06:56 AM

I hear one of the reasons the criminal element likes the RCMP is there is a lot of turnover as officers get posted from detachment to detachment. Not that many lifers who have encyclopedic knowledge of their communities, in other words.

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