Vancouver financial institution arrest will not lead to public listening to

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VICTORIA –


A evaluation by British Columbia’s police criticism commissioner has decided a public listening to isn’t required into the arrest and handcuffing of an Indigenous man and his granddaughter at a financial institution in downtown Vancouver.

An announcement from the commissioner’s workplace says Clayton Pecknold’s evaluation of an earlier disciplinary resolution upholds its discovering that two Vancouver cops dedicated misconduct in arresting Maxwell Johnson and his younger granddaughter.

Pecknold has additionally decided a public listening to or evaluation on the report wouldn’t be within the public curiosity.

The disciplinary resolution stated the officers acted “recklessly” and used pointless pressure whereas it imposed a three-day suspension for one officer, a two-day suspension on the opposite, and ordered each to take remedial coaching and ship written apologies to the victims.

Pecknold confirms the apologies have been despatched.

Johnson and his granddaughter had been arrested in December 2019 as they used what employees on the essential Vancouver department of the Financial institution of Montreal alleged was a pretend standing card to open an account.

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