Two transit police officers initially charged with assault in relation to an incident on SkyTrain in February 2012 will appear in Vancouver court Friday, facing several more charges following an investigation by the Vancouver Police Department.

Const. Bruce Shipley and Const. Alfred Wong are charged with public mischief, breach of trust, and fabrication of evidence, in addition to the original assault charges.

Transit police spokesperson Anne Drennan said the charges stem from new information related to Shipley's and Wong's actions in February 2012, when they allegedly physically assaulted and pepper-sprayed a 27-year-old man at Granville Station.

Both Shipley and Wong were charged in August 2013 and have been on administrative duties since.

Corrections

  • A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Bruce Shipley and Alfred Wong were charged with "fabrication of justice," among others. In fact, Shipley and Wong were charged with fabrication of evidence.
    Feb 21, 2014 7:50 AM PT
With files from the Candian Press