DELTA resident Greg J. Edwards has written to Delta Mayor George Harvie and Delta Council that Richmond district teacher Kiran Sidhu’s complaint against Delta Police in connection with the alleged verbal and physical assaults by Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord’s wife should be handled by “a criminal lawyer from outside of B.C. who has had no dealings with B.C. police” – and not by Surrey RCMP.
He pointed out that “RCMP doctor Karen Hossack sits on Delta police board.”
He wrote: “Police handling complaints against police does not inspire confidence, so when the Delta police department sent [Kiran] Sidhu’s complaint against it to the RCMP–which has covered itself in $ 1 billion of muck at taxpayers’ expense–as an independent agency, I felt disgust. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
“Then, curiosity led me to the Delta police website, which led me to the Delta police board webpages, which led me to the short biographies of Delta police board members. Delta’s appointment to our police board, Dr. Karen Hossack, works for the RCMP. The police world is a web–and our police and their chief’s wife have tangled [Kiran] Sidhu up in it.
“The City of Delta should ask all police–the Delta police, the RCMP and the Vancouver police–who’ve been playing a role in this mess to step aside for a criminal lawyer from outside of B.C. who has had no dealings with B.C. police to look into [Kiran] Sidhu’s concerns.”
According to the Delta Police website’s section on police board members (https://deltapolice.ca/delta-police-board/board-members/), Dr. Karen Hossack “currently works in Occupational Medicine for the RCMP.”