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.