The CBC reported that police action at a Tim Hortons on Terminal Avenue resulted in the death of a man. The Independent Investigations Office will review the incident as the police action ended in tragedy. The man had apparently spent half an hour inside the bathroom, which prompted the staff to call the police in. This lead to ‘an altercation with the officers’ which resulted in death. Further details are available in the link to the story:
As the City of Vancouver reviews the proposed 2021 Budget, it’s worth noting that the Vancouver Police Budget is targeted for an increase to $343 million. This comes after repeated calls at Council to trim the VPD budget. Almost 400 people spoke predominantly in support of a motion in July for Decriminalizing Poverty and Supporting Community-led Safety Initiatives. There was also broad support for a motion to end street checks. Does the proposed budget coming from Patrice Impey and her team go contrary to Council priorities? The 2021 Budget is scheduled to be discussed at a Special Meeting of Council on Tuesday, December 1st (9:30am start, speaker sign up cut-off is 8:30am).
Man dies in Vancouver Tim Hortons, police watchdog called in (Kareem Gouda, Nov 27, News1130)
Death at Vancouver Tim Hortons; police watchdog investigating (Kendra Mangione, Nov 27, CTVNews)
IIO is Investigating an Incident in Vancouver (2020-292) (Nov 27)
Archive photo of the Tim Hortons location (note the ‘Community Safety’ message on VPD vehicles):