Ian Mulgrew: It’s time to rein in the VPD
Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer is obviously a shining example to his officers given how they emulate him — unfortunately, it’s his brazen disdain for public oversight that they mostly follow.
Recent events have brought to the fore the insolent attitude toward civilian accountability displayed from the top down by the force that costs taxpayers more than $1 million a day.
On Monday, an inquest began into the death of Nicole Chan, a 30-year-old constable who died by suicide in 2019 after intimate relations with senior officers.
Her family claims they sexually harassed and sexually assaulted Chan, who was reputedly “in a vulnerable state, mentally and emotionally.”
Another inquest has been scheduled because seven of the nine officers at the scene of the August 2015 death of Myles Gray initially refused to cooperate with the Independent Investigations Office.