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Families of people killed or injured by police meet in Vancouver

November 25, 2012
Families of people killed or injured by police meet in Vancouver

BC’s new Independent Investigations Office will be on the agenda Sunday during a Vancouver workshop… bringing together the families of people killed or seriously wounded by police. Al Wright — who lost his 22-year old son Alvin in a 2010 Langley RCMP shooting — supports the new civilian-run review team, but he’s not convinced it [...]

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Plans for formation of an advocacy group

November 22, 2012
Plans for formation of an advocacy group

The families of British Columbians killed or seriously hurt by police are meeting this weekend with hopes of setting up an advocacy group for people like them. “I don’t think they should be investigating themselves and I mean, I think they should just go through the system like every other citizen does.” Al Wright’s son [...]

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Coroner identifies man who died after police standoff

November 21, 2012

The BC Coroners Service has identified the man shot dead by police at a standoff at the Starlight Casino. He was 48-year-old Mehrdad Bayrami of Richmond. The standoff lasted five hours and backed up traffic during the morning commute back on November 8th. It ended when police shot the man in the abdomen. He was [...]

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Suspect in Starlight Casino shooting has died

November 19, 2012

The suspect involved in a standoff earlier this month with New Westminster Police has died in hospital. The Independent Investigations Office, which assumed control of the case after the man was shot November 8th, has confirmed he died Sunday night. The man believed to be armed with a handgun was shot in the parking lot [...]

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Coroner identifies man who died after taser jolt

November 14, 2012

 The BC Coroner’s Service has identified the man who died after being jolted by a Vancouver Police taser.  The victim is 33 year old Alton Bernard Cuyugan.  Police were called out to the 13 hundred block of Renfew Street yesterday.  A man armed with a knife had been threatening to hurt himself.  He was jolted [...]

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