Delta police officers cleared of accusations of using excessive force

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

Two Delta police officers accused of using excessive force against a suspected criminal in September of 2011 have been cleared of any wrongdoing.

An adjudicator appointed by BC’s Police Complaint Commissioner has determined Constables Aaron McRae and Aaron Hill acted within reason when dealing with Edward Pecaskie during a confrontation in Surrey.

He (Alan E Filmer) says much of the evidence provided by the complainant ‘must be considered with a degree of skepticism’ because the injury he suffered was ‘minimal,’ and he admitted he rarely wore a helmet while riding his bike.

Pecaskie was also caught carrying a large screw driver and a can of prohibited bear spray.

It’s also been determined Hill and McRae did not intentionally hurt him when he hit his head on the ground during his arrest.

Comments

  1. Seriously ? This screams of after the fact ass covering !!

    Whether the injuries suffered were minimal or not has nothing to do with the act of assult

    Whether he normally wore a helmet or not has nothing to do with the act of assult

    Whether he was carrying a screw driver or a baseball bat has nothing to do with the act of assult

    How can it be determined that the officers didn’t act intentionally – did the adjuticator ask them nicely if they meant to hurt Mr Pecaskie

    I have no doubt that Mr Pecaskie is a low life petty criminal …. but that fact doesn’t give the Delta police the right to agressively take him down and bounce his head off the pavement

      • Yes ChrisM_18 – seriously. As one living in Delta, I am 100% plus behind our officers actions in this case. I frankly am tired of PC to the point where criminals (low-life or not) are to be treated with kid gloves, given a lollipop and sent home to mommy. We have gone ‘catch-and-release mad’. If yuz a low-lyfe crimynel, yuz got to live with the konsykwenses of yer akshuns. If that means once in a while having your noggin bounced off a sidewalk, that’s frequently the price of being a low-life criminal. No sympathy here for the LLC! Good going Delta Police officers!

        • I’d be willing to bet a cold one that the events as described by Delta’s finest wouldn’t survive a camcorder ! Just like the YVR incident where the brave police officers defended themselves from a dangerous staplre wielding psychotic foreigner ….. until video footage surfaced !!

      • WDW
        SO MAYBE NEXT TIME GOD FORBID,IT MAY BE A RELATIVE OF YOURS THAT IS 100% COMPLETELY INNOCENT WHO IS THEN ASSAULTED BY AGGRESIVE POLICE ACTION.
        HAVING BEAR SPRAY AND A SCREW DRIVER ARE NOT TO BE JUSTIFIED BY AN OVERZEALOUS POLICE ACTION STRIKING ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE THE ITEMS ON THEIR PERSON.
        THERE ARE SENIORS WHO CARRY BEAR SPRAY ON THEIR PERSON WHO ARE 100% INNOCENT,FOR THEIR OWN PROTECTION.DOES THIS JUSTIFY STRIKING THEM IN THIS CASE? IE STANLEY PARK TRAILS for one instance.
        The point here is there is no excuse for assault by the very force that is employed to protect us the public.
        There is no substantiation that this person was resisting arrest,resulting in unnecessary aggressive policing.
        It appears that the police got caught and are trying to cover their backsides with any excuse possible in their attempts to exonerate themselves.
        Poor show by theses officers which is compunded and condoned by their superiors to justificate their officers actions.
        Where is the imaginary line of good police conduct here?

        • R.DM
          So the independent adjudicator, appointed by the Police Complaints Commissioner, studies the evidence and determines there was no wrongdoing. So there was no “assault”. If you have evidence to the contrary, it is your duty to bring it to the attention of the Complaints Commissioner.

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