Board News Releases

Rise and Report: Investigation Costs

Friday, June 30, 2017

At the June 27, 2017 Police Board in camera meeting the Board passed the following resolution:

Be it resolved that the Board rise and report on the following costs of the investigation to date

Legal on behalf of the Board: $303,050

Legal on behalf of the Department: $15,512

Consulting: $70,190

Vancouver Police Department Investigation Costs: $222,444

Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board News Advisory - March 27, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, VICTORIA, B.C. 

The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board (the Board) met this morning and directed the Board’s solicitor to take immediate steps to obtain an Order from the Court (a Writ of Mandamus) directing the Police Complaint Commissioner (PCC) to provide the Board with two documents to which the Board is entitled under the Police Act. At the same time, the Board remains hopeful that it can work with the PCC outside of the Court system to obtain information it requires as the Chief’s employer. 

Update with respect to Chief Frank Elsner’ Petition currently before the Supreme Court of British Columbia

Friday, May 6, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May-6-16

This is to provide an update with respect to Chief Frank Elsner’ Petition currently before the Supreme Court of British Columbia. In their capacity as Internal Discipline Authorities, the Co-Chairs were named as Respondents in the Petition and today have filed material in the matter which is now also posted on the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board webpage below:

Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board News Advisory

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TUESDAY MAY 3, 2016, Victoria BC……The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board convened yesterday to discuss the implications of both the External Investigation ordered by the Police Complaint Commissioner on April 29, and Adjudicator Pitfield’s Order later the same day directing that Chief Constable Frank Elsner be suspended. The Board will, as it has since the outset on an ongoing basis, continue to review its obligations to Chief Elsner in respect to his salary and indemnification for his legal fees.

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