As taxpayers and responsible citizens we must stop these kinds of corrupt and dangerous actions of high-ranking officers at the Vancouver Police Department.
Here are ONLY TWO.
Constable Geoff Gabriel (#1599) who has worked for the Vancouver Police Department Sex Crimes for many, many years, was caught distressing a “sexual assault victim”. Specifically, attempting to use his position as a police officer to encourage the complainant to enter into a relationship with him and sending inappropriate sexual and pornographic texts messages to her.
Discipline Proceeding and Proposed Discipline.
On July 12, 2016, following the Discipline Proceeding, and after considering the available evidence and submissions, the Discipline Authority made the following determinations in relation to the Constable Gabriel’s admitted allegations: (1) That Constable Gabriel, committed Discreditable Conduct pursuant to section 77(3)(h) of the Police Act when on or off duty, conducting oneself in a manner that the member knows, or ought to know, would be likely to bring discredit on the municipal police department. Specifically, attempting to use his position as a police officer to encourage the complainant to enter into a relationship with him and sending inappropriate sexual and pornographic texts messages to her.
Proposed Disciplinary Measure:
a) Suspension without pay for 12 scheduled working days;
b) Require the member to take ethics-based training, specifically related to power imbalances.
and for other offence
a) Written reprimand; b) Require the member to take specific training related to VPD disclosure of information policies.
HERE IS THE NEXT ONE
Vancouver Police Department (VPD) Detective Const. James Fisher has been arrested in Surrey and charged with three counts of sexual exploitation, one count of sexual assault, one count of breach of trust and one count of attempt to obstruct justice.
Police Chief Adam Palmer stated:
“I was upset… very troubling news,” Palmer told the press conference. “It’s a very unfortunate set of circumstances and it’s a very difficult thing for me to stand before you today.”