CFSEU-BC says their surveillance vehicles ran red lights in Richmond

Sgt. Brenda Winpenny

THE Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) announced on Thursday that that they have discovered dash-cam video that has been shared on social media networks showing three vehicles entering and then running red lights at an intersection in Richmond on January 31.

The CFSEU-BC said they have reviewed the video and determined that the three vehicles are their surveillance vehicles that were being driven by their assigned police officers who were on duty and actively engaged in surveillance on high-level targets involved in gang- and organized crime-related activity.

The CFSEU-BC said they will be following up with the officers in question and ensuring that they were acting within the scope of their duties, training, and the Motor Vehicle Act, which provides provisions and exemptions for police officers.

“While we cannot comment on the nature of the surveillance due to the active investigation that the officers who were driving the vehicles were involved in, we want to reassure those concerned that we are committed to ensuring the public’s safety due to the risks of gang-related violence in our communities,” said Sgt Brenda Winpenny, CFSEU-BC’s spokesperson.