Stanley Park beatings described in detail

The rookie Vancouver cop who reported the police beatings of three suspected drug dealers in Stanley Park two years ago has given more vivid testimony at the public hearing into the case.

The rookie Vancouver cop who reported the police beatings of three suspected drug dealers in Stanley Park two years ago has given more vivid testimony at the public hearing into the case.


Cst. Gabriel Kojima – on right
(File photo)
All six officers involved pleaded guilty in court to the assaults. Four of them were disciplined and demoted. Two others – Constables Gabriel Kojima and Duncan Gemmell – were fired.

Gemmell and Kojima requested the public hearing in an effort to get their jobs back.

Const. Troy Peters told the inquiry that Const. Raymond Gardner told the first victim, Barry Lawrie, that people on Granville Street were "tired of drug dealers," and that "the police own Granville Street and it's now time for alternative measures."

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