Former judge to review misconduct finding of VicPD chief

A retired judge will look at a decision that found Victoria’s police chief guilty of discreditable conduct.

A retired judge will look at a decision that found Victoria’s police chief guilty of discreditable conduct.

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner said Friday it will hold a review on record, which is a public meeting that takes a second look at the decision. Former judge Alan Filmer will review the decision. A date has not been set.

The finding of discreditable conduct against police Chief Jamie Graham stemmed from a conference in November 2009 where Graham said he had an officer driving a bus load of Olympic protesters to Vancouver for the 2010 Olympic torch run.

Victoria resident Bruce Dean complained, saying the comment jeopardized the undercover officer’s safety.

An investigation by RCMP Chief Superintendent Rick Taylor found Dean’s allegations against Graham were substantiated. Those findings were forwarded to Victoria police board chair Dean Fortin, the mayor of Victoria.

Fortin found Graham guilty of discreditable conduct in April 2011 and issued him with a written reprimand. Soon thereafter, Graham asked the OPCC for a review, while Dean asked for a public hearing.

“A review on the record is a quicker, less expensive adjudicative avenue to take,” said deputy police complaint commissioner Rollie Woods.

Woods said in his review, Filmer will look at the reports submitted on the issue and can call for submissions from Graham and Dean, rather than presiding over a “full-blown hearing” with witnesses and a trial.

Neither Graham nor Dean were available for comment.

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