- Through the jungle, through the dark
- KIJHL: Critical Creston Valley clash
- UPDATED: Suspect leads RCMP on day-long manhunt
- Report shows steady decline in substance abuse in local youth
- Injuries and substance abuse down for local youth: study
- Police searching for break-in suspect in Southview neighourhood
- Dalke wraps up Extreme Huntress experience
- New boutique reviving fashion for all
- A musical look at show business life
- Men, women and the existence of God
- Le Vent du Nord at the KCT
- Our Town
Public hearing ordered into cop's actions
By The Canadian Press
VANCOUVER - A public hearing has been ordered into the actions of a Vancouver police officer who's accused of kicking a suspect in the chest while he was handcuffed.
The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner says Const. Jessie Tiwana was involved in the Aug. 15, 2012 arrest of Ryan Felton, who was alleged to have robbed a store and then hijacked a vehicle in an attempt to escape.
The office says it received a video four days later of the police arrest of Felton that allegedly showed Tiwana assaulting the man who was handcuffed behind his back.
The office says the allegation was investigated and adjudicated through the Vancouver police disciplinary process, which determined that misconduct had not been proven.
However, police complaint commissioner Stan Lowe's review of the investigation has determined that a public hearing is necessary because there's reason to believe the finding is incorrect.
The public hearing will be conducted before a retired provincial court judge, though a date has not yet been scheduled.