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Vancouver police seek funding for unarmed peace officers to handle low-priority calls

November 22, 2012
Vancouver police seek funding for unarmed peace officers to handle low-priority calls

Relief could be on the way for anyone who’s had to wait hours for police to respond to a break and enter to their home or business     Global TV BC News

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Police Act petition withdrawn

November 22, 2012
Police Act petition withdrawn

A petition to amend the Police Act has been withdrawn. It was launched by former NDP leadership hopeful and marijuana activist Dana Larsen. Larsen said back in September this was pretty much a “test run”, and he wasn’t looking at chasing down the signatures needed to actually change the act. But now that he knows [...]

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Vancouver police look to appoint unarmed peace officers

November 22, 2012
Vancouver police look to appoint unarmed peace officers

Vancouver police are setting up a $ 6.5-million pilot program for community safety. It’s based on a model from the UK. If approved, 30 full-time and unarmed peace officers will be appointed – starting April 1. The team’s purpose is to respond to non-priority calls. The board has also approved its 2013 budget, at $ [...]

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Victim of fatal B.C. police shooting named

November 21, 2012

Mehrad Bayrami, 48, died in hospital after being shot in casino standoff globeandmail – British Columbia

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Man shot by police outside New Westminster casino identified as Richmond resident

November 21, 2012

The provincial coroners service has identified the man shot by police after a five-hour standoff outside New Westminster’s Starlight Casino earlier this month as 48-year-old Mehrdad Bayrami of Richmond. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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