Media Advisory: BCCLA to Respond to VPD Policy on Street Checks

For Immediate Release

What: BCCLA media scrum to comment to VPD’s Conducting and Documenting Street Checks and Police Stops Policy

When: Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 12:30 pm PST

Where:  VPD, 2120 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Who: Meghan McDermott, Policy Director, BC Civil Liberties Association
Latoya Farrell, Policy Counsel, BC Civil Liberties Association
Chief Don Tom, Union of BC Indian Chiefs

According to Latoya Farrell, Policy Counsel of BC Civil Liberties Association, “The VPD policy on street checks has take some steps in the right direction but we still have significant concerns on a number of issues including the annual audit as mandated by the provincial standards. It is also unclear how VPD members who breach the policy will be held accountable. We are always concerned when people’s rights are being encroached as a result of state intervention.”

Media Inquiries:

  • Meghan McDermott, BC Civil Liberties Association:  778-679-8906, [email protected]
  • Latoya Farrell, BC Civil Liberties Association: 778-370-3897, [email protected]
  • Chief Don Tom, Union of BC Indian Chiefs:  250-813-3315