MEDIA ADVISORY: Release of Letter from BC Police Complaint Commissioner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA ADVISORY 

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Release of Letter from BC Police Complaint Commissioner 

WHAT:          Representatives from Hogan’s Alley Society (HAS), the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA), and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) will hold a press conference to publicly release a letter from Clayton Pecknold, Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner. The letter from the Commissioner is regarding the BCCLA and UBCIC’s formal complaint about the Vancouver Police Department’s practice of street checks. The representatives will comment on the implications of the letter with respect to systemic racism in the Vancouver Police Department and the ongoing discriminatory practice of street checks. 

WHEN:          9:00AM - Thursday, June 25, 2020

WHERE:         Via Zoom (please register in advance for access link)

Speakers to include:        

Latoya Farrell, Policy Lawyer, BC Civil Liberties Association
Chief Don Tom, Vice President, Union of BC Indian Chiefs
Lama Mugabo, Director, Hogan’s Alley Society

Media contact:

Ellena Neel: eneel@ubcic.bc.ca or 778-866-0548

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