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Final submissions of the Vancouver Police Department and the Vancouver Police Board / Sean Hern and Tim Dickson.

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Canadian Policing Research Catalogue






Includes footnotes.


1 online resource (112 pages)


Authors affiliated with Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP.
"Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, Hearing Commission."
"June 1, 2012."


The VPD and the VPB have provided submissions to the Study Commission addressing the changes that have been made since 2002, with recommendations for further change. The present submissions are directed to the Hearing Commission, which is focused on paragraphs (a) and (b) of the Terms of Reference. These submissions are limited to paragraph (a), which relates to the conduct of the police investigations from 1997 to 2002.


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A. Introduction -- B. Challenges of protecting and policing street sex workers -- C. The LePard report in context -- D. The Evans report -- E. Issues in the VPD’s missing women investigation -- F. The failings of the Coquitlam RCMP’s Pickton investigation -- G. The solution to Coquitlam RCMP’s languishing investigation -- H. Project Evenhanded -- I. Learning from unsuccessful investigations -- J. Allegations of systemic bias, sexism and racism -- K. The role of the Vancouver Police Board -- L. Hells Angels, cover-ups and other such allegations -- M. Closing remarks.

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