Keeping a Lowe profile

Stan Lowe finally made his public debut
as police complaint commissioner.
But he needn’t have put if off
if this is the kind of media coverage he gets.

Stan Lowe’s Sept. 23 speech to a small group in Delta was probably the first time he’s addressed the public or the media since being appointed police complaint commissioner last December. That seems odd, because in his previous job with B.C.’s Criminal Justice Branch, Lowe regularly spoke to the media. In his new job, however, he’s been leaving media duties to his deputy police complaint commissioner, former RCMP officer Bruce M. Brown.

But if Lowe had any worries, they seem unfounded. The modest media coverage he received, from CKNW and the Delta Optimist, ignored public concern about the police complaint process as well as Lowe’s infamous Dziekanski decision.

You can read the Delta Optimist report here.

Two and a half weeks later the paper finally printed my letter, which you can read here.

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