Police Watchdog Wants Answers on VPD’s Response to Lord Byng Racist Video

Eighteen months after a Lord Byng Secondary student made a threatening anti-Black racist video, the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wants the Vancouver Police Department to account for its actions in the case.
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The commission sent a letter Wednesday to Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart, who also chairs the police board.

It asked the board to investigate the police department’s claim that it had decided not to recommend criminal charges partly in favour of informal “extrajudicial measures” and “sanctions” against the student.

The department cited the Youth Criminal Justice Act’s support for measures that hold offenders account without involving the criminal justice system.

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