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Tuesday, 09 June 2020 21:44

BCCOM update: Motorcyclists Deaths 2010-2019 report and more... Featured

bccom logo medCoroners Services: Motorcyclists Deaths 2010-2019 report. Require the BC RCMP Wear Body Cameras & B.C.'s Independent Investigations Office to investigate Williams Lake motorbike crash:

Coroners Services: Motorcyclists Deaths 2010-2019 report 

Please find attached the newest coroners report in regards to motorcyclists deaths in BC. 
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/birth-adoption-death-marriage-and-divorce/deaths/coroners-service/statistical/mvi-motorcyclist.pdf

Key takeaways – and recall that 2018 was a particularly bad year for motorcyclist-involved fatal MVIs:

  • 23% reduction year over year on motorcyclist deaths
  • Males continue to account for 9 in 10 deaths
  • The majority of decedents are from B.C. and are middle-aged
  • Not surprisingly, May-October period accounts for the majority of deaths (35/41 in 2019, 51/53 in 2018)

Require the BC RCMP Wear Body Cameras:

Thoughts? We've been sent this new petition by a number of our members, so we thought we would pass it along.

Here's are part of petition below and a link to sign if you so please : http://chng.it/dd9PfGn7m8
 

In 2019, the office of the BC Solicitor General created guidelines around RCMP members wearing and using body cameras. However, it was decided that the cost of outfitting every officer with body cameras was too high, and so officers do not wear body cameras.

Currently, events in the U.S.A are demonstrating why body cameras are so important. While police are supposed to be protectors, they are also human, and are not always able to separate their beliefs from their actions. This can lead to the death of minority members at the hands of those that have promised to protect us.

While there is less documentation of racially-motivated police incidents in Canada, they occur all the time. These incidents may not be as extreme as what happened to George Floyd earlier this month, but racist incidents have been increasing in Canada - now, we have the chance to prevent the increase of racist behaviours of on duty officers.

B.C.'s Independent Investigations Office to investigate Williams Lake motorbike crash:

Stephanie Ip - Vancouver Sun

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. will investigate a police-involved motorbike crash in Williams Lake that left a man with serious injuries.

Williams Lake RCMP were called on May 31 around 7 p.m. about a man at a home who was reportedly in a mental health crisis and had indicated he planned to harm himself. An officer who responded to the call found the man near the home but he fled on a motorbike.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. will investigate a police-involved motorbike crash in Williams Lake that left a man with serious injuries.

Williams Lake RCMP were called on May 31 around 7 p.m. about a man at a home who was reportedly in a mental health crisis and had indicated he planned to harm himself. An officer who responded to the call found the man near the home but he fled on a motorbike.

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