Change for B.C's Internal Police Investigation System sign now

Currently, in the province of B.C we have a Police internal investigation system which is questionable at best. When an inquiry is called the police investigate themselves, many times involving officers investigating colleagues. This creates an unacceptable amount of bias in our justice system and fails to deliver an impartial or credible investigative process to the tax payer.

The primary role of these internal investigations is to maintain public confidence in the Police. Sadly, in the past 16 years the have been 267 police involved-deaths. One of the victims was Frank Paul, a native man from New Brunswick, who was removed from a Vancouver Police Department lockup and was left in a nearby alley by a police officer where he later died of hypothermia. It is obvious that the current system is flawed, and that a new more transparent system will cause officers involved to take more responsibility for their actions.

Protection has always been an important part of any civilized society. In our society, the Police have the responsibility for our protection and ensuring the continued safety of citizens. After the recent tasering of Robert Dziekanski, recent light has been spilt on how the Police conduct investigations in BC. B.C is the only province in which internal investigations are handled by the police. Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec all have successful independently run civilian review boards.

For these reasons we feel there needs to be a change in the way Police investigate internal incidents. We request that a new, non-partisan, unbiased system be set up similar to Ontarios SIU in order to feel safe, secure in our person and to bring back community confidence in our Police services.

It is our hope that the sincere wishes of the public can be heard and a system introduced that provides transparency and accountability by the Police, to the public.

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  • 25 December 201596. Doug W
    Abuse of power needs to stop,they must be held accountable for their actions.
  • 24 December 201595. Joyce A
    I support this petition
  • 15 December 201594. Robyn C
    I support this petition
  • 25 November 201593. Donalyn N
    В City Delta
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  • 19 October 201590. Ann C
    definitely needed
  • 06 September 201589. Romi C
    I support this petition
  • 13 August 201588. Kim G
    Police conduct must be subject to independent review/investigation City Nanaimo, BC
  • 10 August 201587. Jenny S
    I support this petition
  • 18 July 201586. James H
    В City delta
  • 10 July 201585. Barbara J
    A member of my family has had a very negative experience with police self-investigation. A subsequent Police Commissioner report confirmed that the police department's own review of officers' conduct was incompetent and incomplete. We are still waiting fo
  • 08 July 201584. Rufus P
    I support this petition
  • 21 June 201583. Amy Conley
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  • 21 June 201582. Gary T
    В City Delta
  • 12 June 201581. Antoine B
    I support this petition
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  • 27 May 201579. Tamara Andbenl
    What a shameful tragedy City Halifax NS
  • 21 May 201578. Patrick H
    В City Joliette
  • 11 May 201577. Alexandre B
    Please stop these abuses of authority. Police need to respect the citizens. We pay their salaries. They can protect us without shooting a 22 year old without a criminal record. City Ottawa
  • 26 April 201576. Cameron W
    It is shameful that officers accused of misconduct are investigated by their fellow officers. An independent review board (as in Sask, Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec) should be established. Not only to protect the public, but to protect the reputation of BC
  • 12 April 201575. Kim K
    It's about time! City Surrey
  • 11 March 201574. Sonia B
    В City delta
  • 06 March 201573. Adriane C
    In the last two BC elections the Green Party of BC called for the change you are petitioning for. It's time this was enacted! City Vancouver
  • 06 March 201572. Joe Z
    I am pro-police, but I see a need for tranparency and accountability and this is why I am signing this petition. Good governace and accountability are never a bad thing. City Langley
  • 25 February 201571. Genjuro O
    I support this petition
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BC Provincial Police Departments

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