Supporting victims of police violence: Bobbi's story

In December 2015, the Provincial Court found the City of Vancouver was negligent and liable for breaching the standard of care due to Ms. O’Shea, awarding her $10,000 in damages. The Judge found guards refused to take into account Bobbi’s medical history, resulting in an escalation of her anxiety, and failed to provide Bobbi access to a nurse in accordance with VPD policy. The Vancouver Police Department has stated that it is reviewing the decision in the O’Shea case to determine if any changes to practices, policies and procedures are needed.

Improving police accountability