Round Table: Today’s Hot-Button Topics
Barrister & Solicitor
Dentons Canada LLP, Edmonton
Pivot Legal Society
- Harassment of citizens outside the workplace
- The Auditor General’s Report on First Nation Policing
- An update on use of police dogs
- The Pivot Legal report
- Proposed new regulations in B.C.: how far will they go?
- Can police boards and forces delegate policy-making authority
to an association of police chiefs?
- Administrative law issues
- An update on the RCMP investigation into activities of the RCMP members of the BCACP, on orders of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP
- Disclosure in disciplinary proceedings: is it the same as Stinchcombe?
- What disclosure should an officer get before being asked for a statement or interview? His or her report? Radio transmissions? Should the officer be allowed to refresh his or her memory?
- Reconciling conflicting recommendations from coroners’ juries
- McNeil: The unofficial consequences
- Practical developments at ground level
- Are prosecutors not approving charges because of who the investigator is?
- Are members with poor records not being assigned to cases or moved off them?
- Are police with poor records attempting to stay out of court to avoid disclosure
- The consequences of over-reporting minor transgressions without notice of formal discipline
- Is deceit becoming less of a career-ender?
- Any follow-up on the RCMP corruption study
- Mental health issues in the police workplace
- Accommodation: how many non-operational people can a force support?
- The intersection between mental health/accommodation and human rights
- Safe and respectful workplace
- Holding people accountable
- WorkSafe BC requirements
- Supervisor liability/accountability for failure to address bullying and harassment issues
- ADR in police discipline
- How has the OIPRD’s new ADR program been working?
- Dealing with officers who have retired a step ahead of
disciplinary proceedings, where there is no jurisdiction to
discipline retired police
- What can you say to prospective employers from other forces
- What can you say to non-police prospective employers?
- What can you say publicly?
- Use of consents when hiring
- Dealing with unresolved matters that won’t go away.
- Lacunae in the amended BC Police Act
- When the Police Complaint Commission refers a matter to a public hearing, is the appointed external lawyer independent or taking instructions from the PCC? Can the lawyer drop some allegations if they are not borne out by evidence?
- Consequences of the statute’s lack of a requirement that there be evidence of misconduct before a hearing is ordered