Eby says appeals are "frivolous"
Interesting to hear that David Eby of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association is characterizing legitimate Judicial Review applications of decisions by the OPCC (Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner), made by lawyers representing police officers, as frivolous. Not only is that extremely hypocritical coming from someone who has made a career of frivolous, often unfounded complaints, but it is an affront to his fellow lawyers that are doing what is best for their clients.
Eby has a history of actively seeking out people with complaints against the police, then championing their cause without actually doing any checks to try and determine if the complaint is legitimate or not. Often the B.C.C.L.A. will file third party complaints against the police themselves ‘on behalf of these people’ and then find media outlets that are more than willing to file a story about how terrible the actions of the police were. The police of course are compelled to have these complaints investigated, taking up resources that could be better used elsewhere investigating legitimate complaints.
So Eby is quite right when he says that tying up resources with frivolous complaints is paralyzing the system. Anyone else see the irony in that statement? Quick! Somebody hand him a mirror!
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