The Police Complaint Commissioner has called a public hearing into allegations of police misconduct involving Constable Eric Ludeman and Constable Neil Logan of the Vancouver Police Department.
The hearing comes as a result of a complaint of excessive use of force and improper entry into the private residence of Vladamir Tchaikoun and his family.
“The injuries to Mr. Tchaikoun were serious and occurred in his private residence after what was determined by retired Judge Neal to be an unlawful entry by police. The Commissioner determined that a full public accounting of this matter under oath was necessary to both seek the truth and maintain public confidence in the Vancouver Police Department,” said Andrea Spindler, Deputy Police Complaint Commissioner
After investigation by the Victoria Police Department the matter was ultimately referred to a retired judge for review. Retired Judge Brian Neal, Q.C. determined that although the entry into the private residence was unlawful, the police officers did not commit misconduct.
Since complainants are not allowed to present oral evidence at discipline proceedings, Tchaikoun requested the Police Complaint Commissioner arrange a public hearing.
A retired provincial court judge, Carol Baird Ellan, has been appointed as Adjudicator in these proceedings.
A date for the public hearing will be determined in the future. It will be open to everyone.