Transit cops found guilty of assault get community service
An alleged assault by Transit Police officers is captured in this YouTube video.
Published Wednesday, September 30, 2015 1:22PM PDT
Last Updated Wednesday, September 30, 2015 1:44PM PDT
Two Transit Police officers found guilty of assaulting a construction worker at a downtown Vancouver SkyTrain station have been given conditional discharges.
Bruce Shipley and Alfred Wong must serve 25 hours of community service for the incident, which happened in February 2012 on the steps of Granville Station.
The officers were responding to a complaint of someone causing a disturbance and ended up getting into a struggle that lasted several minutes.
Construction worker Jordan Dyck was pepper-sprayed and forced to the ground.
Officers were asked to check on a man of similar description to Dyck, but he walked away, according to authorities.
During court proceedings, a judge said the officers went too far and used significant force that wasn’t necessary.
The two officers were found not guilty on several other charges related to how they reported the incident, including fabrication of evidence, public mischief and breach of trust.
The officers have been on administrative duty since 2013.