Criminal investigation launched
into shoving of disabled woman

Todd Coyne, Vancouver Sun, July 28, 2010

The New Westminster police will investigate the actions of three Vancouver police officers after the pushing of a disabled woman in the Downtown Eastside.

The Vancouver police department has asked the New Westminster police to launch a criminal investigation into the actions of the constable who apparently shoved the victim to the ground and the two accompanying officers who did not intervene or help the multiple sclerosis-stricken woman to her feet.

The June 9 incident was captured on a Hastings Street surveillance camera but only made public last week when the video was posted online by the BC Civil Liberties Association.

The primary officer involved has been taken off the Hastings beat and reassigned, according to the VPD news release.

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