Victoria, BC - The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board want to recognize the members of the Victoria Police Department for their professionalism, resilience and fortitude demonstrated throughout the difficult and lengthy discipline process involving the former Chief.
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The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board takes this opportunity to advise of the decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in connection with the investigation into the conduct of former Chief Constable Frank Elsner.
In reversing the decision in April of 2017 of Chief Justice Hinkson of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Court of Appeal has ruled as follows:
At the June 27, 2017 Police Board in camera meeting the Board passed the following resolution:
Be it resolved that the Board rise and report on the following costs of the investigation to date
Legal on behalf of the Board: $303,050
Legal on behalf of the Department: $15,512
Vancouver Police Department Investigation Costs: $222,444
Victoria, BC – The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board is announcing that it has appointed Del Manak as Chief Constable of the Victoria Police Department.
Manak has led the department as Acting Chief since December 2015. He will officially assume the rank of Chief Constable on July 1.
The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board today announced that the employment relationship between Mr. Frank Elsner and the Board has been concluded by Mr. Elsner.
The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board takes this opportunity to advise of the April 12, 2017 decision of Chief Justice Hinkson of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in connection with the investigation into the conduct of Chief Constable Frank Elsner.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, VICTORIA, B.C.
The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board (the Board) met this morning and directed the Board’s solicitor to take immediate steps to obtain an Order from the Court (a Writ of Mandamus) directing the Police Complaint Commissioner (PCC) to provide the Board with two documents to which the Board is entitled under the Police Act . At the same time, the Board remains hopeful that it can work with the PCC outside of the Court system to obtain information it requires as the Chief’s employer.
November dates have been set in the Supreme Court of BC to hear Chief Frank Elsner’s Petition to quash the Order for an External Investigation made by the Police Complaint Commissioner on December 18, 2015. Chief Justice Hinkson is to preside in open court November 14, 15, 16 and 18.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
This is to provide an update with respect to Chief Frank Elsner’ Petition currently before the Supreme Court of British Columbia. In their capacity as Internal Discipline Authorities, the Co-Chairs were named as Respondents in the Petition and today have filed material in the matter which is now also posted on the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board webpage below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY MAY 3, 2016, Victoria BC……The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board convened yesterday to discuss the implications of both the External Investigation ordered by the Police Complaint Commissioner on April 29, and Adjudicator Pitfield’s Order later the same day directing that Chief Constable Frank Elsner be suspended. The Board will, as it has since the outset on an ongoing basis, continue to review its obligations to Chief Elsner in respect to his salary and indemnification for his legal fees.