Criminal Justice Branch Media Statements for 2011

November 9, 2011

Special Prosecutor K.S. Pechet approves charge against H.C. Johns (PDF)
Victoria -The Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General today announced that independent Special Prosecutor Kris S. Pechet has approved a charge against Hedley Christopher Johns, a prosecutor employed by the Criminal Justice Branch.

September 16, 2011

Special Prosecutor Hira, QC appointed, charges approved in Bergeron incident in Prince George (PDF)
Victoria -The Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General today announced that independent Special Prosecutor David Crossin, Q.C. has concluded that no charges should be laid against Langley Township Mayor Rick Green, following an RCMP investigation into his alleged actions in September 2010, in connection with his censure by Langley Township counsel.

September 9, 2011

Mayor Rick Green - Decision of Special Prosecutor David Crossin, Q.C. Announced: No Charges (PDF)
Victoria
-The Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General today announced that independent Special Prosecutor David Crossin, Q.C. has concluded that no charges should be laid against Langley Township Mayor Rick Green, following an RCMP investigation into his alleged actions in September 2010, in connection with his censure by Langley Township counsel.

August 24, 2011

Private Prosecution of Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd. - Information Stayed (PDF)
Victoria
-The Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General today announced that it is directing a Stay of Proceedings on an Information alleging an offence of criminal negligence causing death against Weyerhaeuser Company Limited.

July 13, 2011

MLA Patrick Pimm – Decision of Special Prosecutor Announced (PDF)
Victoria
- Independent Special Prosecutor Mark R. Jetté has concluded that no criminal charges will be laid in connection with an RCMP investigation involving Member of the Legislative Assembly Patrick Pimm.

July 6, 2011

MLA Patrick Pimm - Special Prosecutor Mark R. Jetté Appointed (PDF)
Victoria
- The Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General today announced that Mark R. Jetté has been appointed as an independent Special Prosecutor in connection with an RCMP investigation involving Member of the Legislative Assembly Patrick Pimm.

June 29, 2011

Appointment of Special Prosecutor Announced (PDF)
Victoria
- In response to a media inquiry, the Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General today announced that David Crossin, Q.C. has been appointed as an independent Special Prosecutor in relation to an R.C.M.P. investigation into allegations against Langley Mayor Rick Green.

June 23, 2011

Decision of Special Prosecutor Announced (PDF)
Victoria
- The Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General announced today that Christopher Considine, QC, has approved charges against four members of the RCMP in relation to an investigation into the activities of police officers associated with the Surrey Six homicide case.

May 26, 2011

No Charges Approved in Shooting Death of Wilbert Bartley (PDF)
Victoria
- The Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General today announced the results of its review of an investigative report prepared in connection with an incident on July 30, 2010 in which Wilbert Bartley was shot and killed by a member of the Kamloops RCMP.

May 13, 2011

Charges Approved in Kamloops Cell Block Incident (PDF)
Victoria
- The Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General today announced that charges have been laid against three members of the RCMP and one jail guard following an incident alleged to have occurred in the Kamloops RCMP cell block Aug. 18, 2010.

May 12, 2011

Charges Laid Against Four RCMP Members; Special Prosecutor’s Clear Statement of Conclusions (PDF)
Victoria
- The Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General today announced that perjury charges have now been laid against four members of the RCMP in relation to evidence given at the Braidwood Inquiry into the in-custody death of Robert Dziekanski.

May 9, 2011

Charges Approved Against Kimberly Burton Pollock (PDF)
Victoria
- The Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General today announced that independent special prosecutor Gail Barnes has approved charges against Kimberly Burton Pollock in connection with an investigation into alleged offences against member of the legislative assembly Jenny Kwan and her family.

May 6, 2011

Decision Announced in Review of Four RCMP Members (PDF)
Victoria
- The Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General today announced the results of Richard C.C. Peck, QC’s, independent charge assessment with respect to allegations of misconduct involving four members of the RCMP as they pertain to the in-custody death of Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver Airport Oct. 14, 2007 and their subsequent testimony at the Braidwood Inquiry.

April 8, 2011

Decision Announced in Vancouver-Fraserview Review (PDF)
Victoria
- The Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General today announced that special prosecutor Peter Wilson, QC, has approved charges under the Election Act and Criminal Code following an investigation into possible offences alleged to have occurred in relation to the election campaign of Kash Heed in the Vancouver-Fraserview riding.

April 7, 2011

No Charge Laid Against Const. Geoffrey Mantler (PDF)
Victoria
- The Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General today announced that no charge will be laid against Const. Geoffrey Mantler in connection with his alleged use of force in an incident which occurred while he was on duty Aug. 10, 2010.

March 24, 2011

Charges Approved Against Const. Geoffrey Mantler (PDF)
Victoria
- The Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General today announced that charges have been approved against Const. Geoffrey Mantler in connection with his alleged use of force while on duty on two separate occasions. An investigative report in relation to a third incident remains under review by Crown counsel.

March 10, 2011

Appointment of Special Prosecutor (PDF)
Victoria
- The Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General today announced that Christopher Considine, QC, has been appointed as an independent special prosecutor in relation to an investigation into the activities of police officers involved in the Surrey Six homicide file.

Feb. 11, 2011

Victoria Police Officer Will Not be Charged (PDF)
Victoria
- The Criminal Justice Branch has decided that no charges will be laid against a member of the Victoria Police Department for kicking two individuals who were being taken into custody during a disturbance in downtown Victoria on March 21, 2010.

Jan. 19, 2011

Review of Investigation Involving the Campaign Office of Kash Heed (PDF)
Victoria
- In response to a number of media inquiries, this statement is issued on behalf of independent special prosecutor Peter J. Wilson, QC. Wilson confirms that on Dec. 17, 2010 police investigators delivered their completed report to Crown counsel to his office. Wilson is currently in the process of reviewing the report and extensive attached materials.