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Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process

 

 

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Welcome

​​​On February 21, 2019, the Legislative Assembly appointed a Special Committee to conduct an audit respecting the outcome or resolution of randomly selected complaints and investigations, pursuant to section 51.2 of the Police Act [RSBC 1996] c. 367 and to prepare a report no later than November 26, 2019 on the results of that audit.

The Special Committee held two public hearings on June 5 and June 6, 2019 to hear from invited police and law enforcement organizations, Indigenous organizations, and community advocacy groups regarding the police complaint process.

In addition, the Special Committee invited British Columbians to provide a written, audio or video submission focused on the following questions:

The public consultation closed on Friday, June 28. Thank you to all individuals and organizations who shared their ideas and suggestions.

On March 25, 2019, the Special Committee issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) in order to engage an auditor to conduct a compliance audit respecting the outcome or resolution of randomly selected complaints and investigations undertaken under Part 11 of the Police Act, and to conduct a performance audit to measure the effectiveness, timeliness, accessibility and accountability of the police complaint process. The deadline for receipt of proposals was Friday, April 26, 2019 and on May 21, 2019 the Special Committee appointed MNP, LLP as the successful proponent. MNP, LLP is expected to provide a final report to the Special Committee by October 1, 2019.

Terms of Reference

On February 21, 2019 the Legislative Assembly agreed that a Special Committee be appointed to conduct an audit respecting the outcome or resolution of randomly selected complaints and investigations, pursuant to section 51.2 of the Police Act [RSBC 1996] c. 367 and to prepare a report no later than November 26, 2019 on the results of that audit.

The said Special Committee shall have the powers of a Select Standing Committee and in addition is empowered:

  1. to appoint of their number one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the committee;
  2. to sit during a period in which the House is adjourned, during the recess after prorogation until the next following Session and during any sitting of the House;
  3. to adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and
  4. to retain such personnel as required to assist the committee;

and shall report as soon as possible to the House, or following any adjournment, or at the next following Session, as the case may be; to deposit the original of its reports with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly during a period of adjournment and upon resumption of the sittings of the House, the Chair shall present all reports to the Legislative Assembly.

Contact Information

​Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process
c/o Parliamentary Committees Office
Room 224, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
Canada

Phone: 250-356-2933 (collect) or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free)
Email: pcpreviewcommittee@leg.bc.ca

Members

Committee Reports

 

 

Committee Documents

Media Releases

 

 

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Police Complaint Process Review Written SubmissionsPolice Complaint Process Review Written Submissions<p>On February 21, 2019, the Legislative Assembly authorized the Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process to conduct an audit respecting the outcome or resolution of randomly selected complaints and investigations, pursuant to section 51.2 of the <em>Police Act</em> [RSBC 1996] c. 367 and to prepare a report no later than November 26, 2019 on the results of that audit.</p><p>The Special Committee invited a number of police and law enforcement organizations, Indigenous organizations, and community advocacy groups with experience related to the police complaint process to provide input at one of the Special Committee’s public hearings held on June 5 and 6, 2019.</p><p>In addition, the Special Committee invited British Columbians to provide a written, audio or video submission focused on a series of questions. Links to written submissions are provided below. The Special Committee will release its report by November 26, 2019.</p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:100%;"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/submissions/BCAMCP.pdf">​British Columbia Association of Municipal Chiefs of Police</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:100%;"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/submissions/Gregory_Darren.pdf">Darren Gregory</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:100%;"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/submissions/Harvey_John.pdf">​John Harvey</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:100%;"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/submissions/Johnston_Heather.pdf">​Heather Johnston</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:100%;"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/submissions/Klein_Greg.pdf">​Greg Klein</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:100%;"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/submissions/Knox_Allison.pdf">​Allison Knox</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:100%;"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/submissions/Pivot-Legal-Society.pdf">​Pivot Legal Society</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:100%;"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/submissions/Scheirer_Curtis.pdf">​Curtis Scheirer</a></td></tr></tbody></table>

Meeting Documents

 

 

Meeting: Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20190606-pcp-0930Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/meetingdocuments/2019-06-06-BC-Police-Association.pdf" target="_blank"><p>British Columbia Police Association, Opening Statement to the Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process</p></a><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/meetingdocuments/2019-06-06-BC-Association-of-Chiefs-of-Police.pdf" target="_blank">British Columbia Association of Chiefs of Police, Submission to the Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process</a>​​</p>6/6/2019 4:30:00 PMMeeting: Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process
Meeting: Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20190605-pcp-1030Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/meetingdocuments/2019-06-05-BCAMCP.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>BC Association of Municipal Chiefs of Police, <em>Oral Submission to the Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process</em></p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/meetingdocuments/2019-06-05-CMHA-BC-Division.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Canadian Mental Health Association, British Columbia, <em>Submission to the Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process</em></p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/meetingdocuments/2019-06-05-MOSIAC.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>MOSAIC, submission to the Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process</p></a> <p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/meetingdocuments/2019-06-05-First-Nations-Leadership-Council.pdf" target="_blank">First Nations Leadership Council, <em>Police Accountability and Indigenous Peoples in BC, Submission to the Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process​​</em></a></p>6/5/2019 5:30:00 PMMeeting: Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process
Meeting: Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20190506-pcp-0900Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/meetingdocuments/2019-05-06_Ombudsman_Oversight-in-lock-ups.pdf" target="_blank"><p>Office of the Ombudsperson correspondence, <em>Oversight in Lock-Ups in RCMP-Policed Municipalities</em></p></a><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/meetingdocuments/2019-05-06_BCAPB_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">British Columbia Association of Police Boards, <em>Issues for discussion with the Special Legislative Commitee Reviewing Section 11 of the Police Act - Police Complaints</em>​​​</a></p>5/6/2019 4:00:00 PMMeeting: Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process
Meeting: Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20190401-pcp-0900Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/meetingdocuments/2019-04-01_OPCC_App1_Progress-2012-recommendations.pdf" target="_blank"><p>Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, Update to the recommendations of the 2013 Report of the Special Committee to Inquire into the Use of Conducted Energy Weapons and to Audit Selected Police Complaints</p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/meetingdocuments/2019-04-01_OPCC_App2_Stats-complaint-process.pdf" target="_blank"><p>Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, Number and Outcome of Investigations under the <em>Police Act</em></p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/meetingdocuments/2019-04-01_OPCC_App3_Complaint-Process-Flowchart.pdf" target="_blank"><p>Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, Flow Chart Police Complaint Process</p></a><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/meetingdocuments/2019-04-01_OPCC_App4_Time-Limits.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, <em>Police Act</em> Time Limits​​</a></p>4/1/2019 4:00:00 PMMeeting: Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process

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