Public hearing into misconduct charges against Vancouver constables delayed by COVID-19

THE continuation of a hearing into misconduct charges against Vancouver Police Department constables has been delayed due to health concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The public hearing into the misconduct allegations facing constables Eric Ludeman and Neil Logan began in early March and was set to conclude next week.

The continuation of the hearing is contingent upon ensuring the necessary protocols are in place in accordance with guidelines set by the Office of the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafe BC, according to the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner.

The public will be advised of the rescheduled dates for the continuation of the hearing on the OPCC website.

The hearing centres on misconduct allegations against constables Ludeman and Logan, stemming from a complaint of excessive use of force and improper entry into a private residence.

The complaint was investigated by the Victoria Police Department before being referred to a retired judge for review. The judge found that although the entry was unlawful, the officers had not committed misconduct.

The Commissioner granted the complainant’s request for a public hearing into the allegations, noting that it was in the public’s interest to do so.

The notice of Public Hearing in this matter is available here.

The initial media advisory announcing the Public Hearing is here.