Common QuestionsI was assaulted by police
If you feel the police have assaulted you or otherwise offended your rights, you have several options available to you.
Good starting points include:
- Complaints Against Municipal Police, a factsheet from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, gives an overview of what is involved in laying a complaint against a member of a municipal police force.
- Complaints Against the RCMP, a factsheet from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, explains what is involved in laying a complaint against a member of the RCMP.
- Making a Complaint Against the Police, from the BC Civil Liberties Association, explains when and how to complain, as well as what information to include in a complaint.
- The Arrest Handbook, from the BC Civil Liberties Association, has a chapter titled "Police Accountability" that explains how to make a complaint against the police.
- LSLAP Manual: Public Complaints Procedures, from the UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program, has a section titled "Complaints Concerning Police Conduct".
- Aboriginal People and the Law in British Columbia, from the Legal Services Society, has a chapter on "Law Enforcement Complaints".
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