Stan T. Lowe and
B.C.s Office of the
Police Complaint Commissioner
News about the corrupt characters
who block police accountability and
hold authority over Richard Rosenthals
Independent Investigations Office (IIO)
More evidence of OPCC cover-ups
They come in the form of continued lies from
deputy police complaint commissioner Rollie Woods. More…
Looks like another OPCC cover-up
Police complaint commissioner Stan Lowe waited three months
before calling an investigation into Victoria chief Frank Elsner.
But Lowe didn’t wait long once the media found out. More…
All hail Tom Stamatakis
Stakeholders respond as new director appointed
to B.C. Independent Investigations Office. More…
When police rape, can Stan Lowe
be trusted to oversee investigations?
Those are among the powers granted to B.C.’s police complaint
commissioner. But he colluded with Vancouver cops to cover up
gratuitous violence against a disabled woman. More…
Gloating Ontario ex-cop thanks police
for three-year paid suspension
Lots more cops owe B.C. police complaint commissioner
Stan Lowe gratitude for his cop-friendly corruption. More…
The OPCC/VPD Taylor Robinson cover-up:
Stan Lowe’s OPCC responds
Two vague, obfuscatory and dishonest denials constitute the only defence
from B.C.’s Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner. More…
Stan Lowe reappointed
B.C. police complaint commissioner
No surprise there, given the way B.C.’s establishment consistently thwarts
police accountability. So was Lowe’s sinecure renewed despite, or because of,
his disreputable conduct? More…
Kwesi Millington found guilty
It took eight years but one member of the RCMP’s Robert Dziekanski
death squad has finally been convicted—of perjury, however, not manslaughter.
Even for that we should be relieved that Millington’s staunchest supporter,
B.C. police complaint commissioner Stan Lowe, had no part in the decision. More…
Corrupt cop oversight agency to oversee
investigations into cop corruption
Even if they wanted to, could Stan Lowe and his crew
handle the Abbotsford allegations competently? More…
An “informal investigation” or a cover-up?
Vancouver Police Professional Standards and B.C.’s
Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner have questions
to answer regarding VPD constable Taylor Robinson. More…
Will anyone scrutinize this OPCC/VPD cover-up?
Some questions arise as the public hearing into Vancouver
police constable Taylor Robinson (supposedly) approaches. More…
B.C.’s OPCC rules
on witness tampering
B.C. police complaint commissioner Stan T. Lowe and his
deputy Rollie Woods actually approve of the process. More…
A question Stan Lowe won’t answer
Why did B.C.’s police complaint commissioner stay silent about
Vancouver cop Taylor Robinson shoving a disabled woman to the ground? More...
A contradiction further exposes
the OPCC whitewash
The legislative committee’s final report confirms seven MLAs deliberately
blocked public input from their sham inquiry into police complaints. More...
BC Liberal MLA Gordon Hogg’s
about fiduciary duty
He spurned his duty to act on OPCC corruption.
But to save his political skin
Hogg calls for an inquiry into a much lesser scandal. More...
MLAs Murray Coell and
Kathy Corrigan lie to the media
Such is their determination to whitewash B.C.’s Office of the Police
Complaint Commissioner that they resort to obvious dishonesty. More...
Police interests welcomed
but public input ignored
B.C.’s auditor general and seven MLAs set out to whitewash
the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner.
inadvertently confirmed the OPCC lacks
transparency and accountability. More...
B.C.’s auditor general praises the OPCC.
But how was the audit conducted?
The auditor general and a committee of MLAs seem to have evaded public input
into the audit of B.C.’s Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner. More...
Time to examine B.C.s secretive OPCC
Legislative committee asked to call an inquiry
into the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner. More...
Four cases that show the dishonesty
of B.C.s Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner
Stan T. Lowe, Rollie Woods, Dirk Ryneveld and Bruce M. Brown are liars.
They lie obviously, complacently and arrogantly. More...
This OPCC cover-up was just temporary
Why did Stan T. Lowe and his crew of ex-cops
take so long to issue their 2011 annual report? More...
Right from the beginning,
Richard Rosenthal tainted the IIO
B.C.s new police watchdog hired OPCC cop retreads
from Stan T. Lowes crooked crew of ex-cops. More...
More reason for cynicism
about the MLAs who will audit the OPCC
Another MLA committee sees nothing wrong with B.C.s
conflict of interest commissioner being in a conflict of interest himself. More...
An unprecedented blow
to B.C.s police status quo
The CBC investigation into a consistently pro-police witness-for-hire
is the first real scrutiny the OPCC has ever had. More...
How far did Stan Lowe go
to clear the cop who killed Paul Boyd?
Eight gunshots were justified by the OPCCs imported witness.
Hes partisan, hes paid for, he always testifies for the police officer
and he will always justify a shooting. More...
Legislative committee to examine
B.C.s Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner
Will that mean long-overdue scrutiny or a whitewash
of this secretive, unaccountable agency? More...
Why did the OPCC delete
its archive of media releases?
Probably because Police Complaint Commissioner Stan T. Lowe
and his crew of ex-cops are covering up their cover-ups. More...
Secrecy, dishonesty and zero accountability:
Yet another OPCC cover-up
New Westminster police constable Sukhwinder Vinnie Singh Dosanjh
benefited from the corruption of Stan T. Lowe and Rollie Woods
at B.C.s Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner. More...
An appeal to B.C.s media:
Okay, you told us about
IIO chief Richard Rosenthal.
Now what about OPCC boss Stan Lowe?
In just five days, B.C.s media gave the new guy much more
scrutiny than ever devoted to Stan Lowe and his crew of ex-cops.
But they have a lot to answer for, starting with their cover-up
of a VPD assault on a disabled woman. More...
Police complaint commissioner
Stan T. Lowe and his deputy,
Rollie Woods, are corrupt
Their lies, cover-ups, breach of public trust
and support for gratuitous police violence
will bring them millions of dollars. More...
Welcome to Canada and the
Independent Investigations Office,
This job calls for an outsider.
Heres hoping youre the right one. More...
Ex-police complaint commissioner
Ryneveld gets another lucrative
Ironically, challenging an alleged gangster.
But Dirty Dirks a liar who lacks the integrity
to practise law. More...
The OPCC to the rescue?
Cop-cover-up king Stan Lowe and his corrupt crew of ex-cops
will review the cop-on-cop investigation into the cop shooting
of Alvin Wright. But maybe this time...
Thomas Braidwood sells out
His support notwithstanding, B.C.s
new Independent Investigations Office
isnt what he recommended. More...
The B.C. Liberals handling of this issue shows they can now
pass off any odious policy with political aplomb. More...
Richard Peck sidesteps the central issue
The Dziekanski death squad will be charged with perjury, not manslaughter.
Among other things, that lets Stan Lowe off the hook. More...
Rehabilitating Rollie Woods (II)
A media puff piece praises the latest corrupt ex-cop
to be named B.C.s deputy police complaint commissioner. More...
Comparing B.C. with Ontario (VI)
You wont read this in B.C.s mainstream media.
And thats part of the reason well never have
effective police oversight. More...
Comparing B.C. with Ontario (V):
Ontarios SIU faces public criticism and a
second investigation by the provincial Ombudsman.
B.C.s OPCC continues to escape scrutiny. More...
VPD Const. Taylor Robinson charged with assault
but the OPCC gang have questions to answer
Where was B.C.s police watchdog for six weeks
after the Vancouver police assault on a disabled woman? More...
Not fit to print?
B.C.s media neglect some important problems
concerning police accountability. More...
Stan Lowe and his crew of ex-cops:
A major obstacle to police accountability
Download a leaflet here.
The problem goes beyond biased investigations
Thanks to favourable treatment from prosecutors and courts,
cops walk free when civilians wouldnt. More...
The failure of self-investigation
Ontario has three times the population of B.C.
But B.C. has twice as many in-custody deaths and an
oversight agency thats closely tied to the police it oversees.
Whos watching the police?
Ex-cops and cop culture prevail at the OPCC.
Will B.C.s new police oversight agency be any different? More...
The OPCC has a big problem
but its not money
No budget increase will fix B.C.s system of police accountability
as long as Stan Lowe and his crew of ex-cops run the show. More...
Whats behind Chief Jim Chus proposal?
An expanded IIO could improve police accountability
or do the opposite, depending on what happens with the OPCC. More...
This cover-up has been another
Looks like the OPCC helped Vancouver cops cover up
an especially troubling assault. Yet the B.C. government wants
the OPCC to run the new Independent Investigation Office. More...
When you see them comin,
better step aside
A disabled woman didnt, and a rough, tough Vancouver cop
shoved her to the ground. The VPD cover-up lasted
six weeks, until the BCCLA released the video.
The OPCC wont answer media inquiries.
Read about it here. Watch the video here.
Justice compromised, with OPCC approval
Cops drag out the seven-month-long Yao Wei Wu
police brutality investigation for another two months,
putting a lawsuit on hold. Stan Lowe and his crew approve. More...
Sept. 20, 2010 update:
And another delay, with OPCC approval. More...
Oct. 5, 2010 update: The OPCC grants yet another delay.
This case starkly illustrates why police
should not be investigating other police officers
and also why their investigations shouldnt be
reviewed by ex-police officers. More...
Welcome to the OPCC, Poulton and Collins.
You should feel right at home
The newest additions to Stan Lowes crew of ex-cops
help maintain the OPCCs police culture. More...
Is special prosecutor Richard Peck
whitewashing ex-prosecutor Stan Lowe?
Lowes Dziekanski decision could get in the way
of his appointment to the IIO. Unless, maybe,
somebody comes up with some revisionist history. More...
May 4, 2011 update: Richard Peck has dragged out his Dziekanski review
for nearly a year. Meanwhile he supported the Criminal Justice Branch decision
to defend police misconduct in Frank Pauls death. More...
May 6, 2011 update: Peck sidesteps the central issue,
charging the Dziekanski death squad with perjury, not manslaughter.
Among other things, that lets Stan Lowe off the hook. More...
Will the B.C. government defeat Braidwoods purpose?
Against his recommendations, they might put
B.C.s new police oversight agency under the jurisdiction
of Stan Lowe, Canadas most outspoken supporter
of the Dziekanski death squad. More...
The provinces hesitation on a key Braidwood recommendation
that the new Independent Investigation Office answer
to the ombudsperson is curious and worrying. More...
Well, the government defeated Braidwoods purpose alright
with more than a little help from Braidwood himself. More...
Comparing B.C. with Ontario (IV)
Ontarios NDP criticizes the AG for
buckling under a very powerful police lobby.
Meanwhile B.C.s NDP, Liberals and cops
stand united against police accountability. More...
Comparing B.C. with Ontario (III)
A conflict between Ontario police and the SIU
contrasts with the very chummy relationship
between B.C. cops and the OPCC. More...
Comparing B.C. with Ontario (II)
Without an ombudspersons strong oversight
B.C.s police watchdog will remain B.C.s police lapdog.
Comparing B.C. with Ontario (I)
Their system is a flawed work in progress
but it surpasses ours in three crucial areas. More...
Linda Bush addresses the issues sincerely.
But the RCMP?
Mounties will gladly accept legislative changes
as long as Stan Lowe and his crew of ex-cops
continue to run the show. More...
Police use unreliable stats
from an unreliable source
The OPCC cooks its books for cops,
who may have created the OPCC in the first place.
Rehabilitating Rollie Woods (I)
B.C.s Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner might be
building a positive media image for this biased ex-cop
while it hires five more ex-cops just like him. More...
Stan Lowe is part of the problem
with our police complaints process
The system doesnt work, its long needed reform
and B.C.s police complaint commissioner is a
prime example of whats wrong with it. More...
Much ado about the RCMP
Media buzz notwithstanding,
proposals to make the Mounties more accountable
amount to almost nothing. Meanwhile B.C.s biased
complaint system for municipal cops escapes media scrutiny.
Dont go near a stapler
OPCC boss and Dziekanski death squad supporter
Stan Lowe will advise immigrants
on dealing with police. More...
Stan Lowe wants five new recruits
for his crew of ex-cops
This time, will the OPCC hire people with ability and integrity?
Or will it hire more people like Rollie Woods and Bruce M. Brown?
Theres a human cost to our
biased system of police complaints
People like Ian Upton, Rollie Woods and Bruce M. Brown
might think theyre just sticking up for their buddies.
But their dishonesty takes a toll on the welfare
of people theyre paid to serve. More...
Alls well here,
claim Stan Lowe and his crew of ex-cops
Were doing a great job trust us,
their 2009 report implies. More...
Stan Lowe states his guiding principle:
Bigshots should be accountable to no one
People will not be able to freely exercise their discretion
because theyre concerned about one day
being brought to an inquiry. More...
We need an independent review
of the decisions and hiring practices
of B.C.s Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner
No one can screw up the way
Rollie Woods and Bruce M. Brown
screwed up unless its deliberate
and they know they can get away with it.
The rising cost of rubber stamps
Stan Lowe and the ex-cops at B.C.s
Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner want more money.
But our tax dollars would be better spent on an independent review
of the OPCCs decisions, as well as its hiring practices.
What would Lowe and his crew do with a budget boost, anyway? More...
Oct. 11, 2010 update:
The OPCC has a big problem but its not money. More...
Against all evidence,
Stan Lowe sided with the cops.
But would an independent prosecutor do the same?
Lawyer and former judge William Sundhu
continues the campaign to lay criminal charges
against the Dziekanski death squad. More...
July 1, 2010 update: Is special prosecutor Richard Peck
whitewashing ex-prosecutor Stan Lowe? More...
Did Rollie Woods
work on the Reuben Coleman file?
The Vancouver police investigation into a Vancouver police shooting
was approved by the ex-cops at B.C.s Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner.
At least one of them might have been a crony
of the cops involved. More...
Bill 7: Wheres B.C.s opposition party?
The NDP opposition joins the BC Liberal government
in supporting a biased police complaint system. More...
Keeping a Lowe profile
Stan Lowe finally made his public debut
as police complaint commissioner.
But he neednt have put if off
if this is the kind of media coverage he gets.
An open letter to
police complaint commissioner Stan Lowe
It was nice meeting you, but your Dziekanski decision
and your staff of ex-cops hardly inspire confidence. More...
MLA Mike Farnworth did what?
Farnworth attended the fundraiser for Robert Dziekanskis mother.
Farnworth also helped appoint Stan Lowe police complaint commissioner.
Lowe took part in the decision to smear Dziekanski
and shield four cops from criminal responsibility for his death.
As a result, Dziekanskis mother is campaigning to have Poland press charges.
So she held a fundraiser which Farnworth attended.
Questions arise about
police complaint commissioner
How can Stan Lowe hold public confidence
as police complaint commissioner and
why did five MLAs appoint him in the first place?
A Lowe point
An editorial in the Vancouver Province.
It’s easier to blame Robert Dziekanski
A column by Les Leyne in the Victoria Victoria Times-Colonist.
Stan Lowes embarrassing damage control exercise
A column by Ian Mulgrew in the Vancouver Sun.
Read more about the Stan Lowe/Bruce Brown/Rollie Woods/OPCC cover-up
of VPD constable Taylor Robinson’s assault on a disabled woman
Download a leaflet about Stan Lowe