Human rights complaint against New West police dismissed

Complaints of discrimination and harassment against New Westminster police filed by a woman resident have been dismissed by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.

A decision written released Nov. 1 written by tribunal member Tonie Beharrell determined that while the woman is highly suspicious of, and dissatisfied with, the way the NWPS has treated her, there was no evidence she had established the conduct was discriminatory.

The unidentified woman had charged the force discriminated against her because of mental disability. Incidents involving her co-op, the Canada Games Pool and the public library are outlined in the decision.

She also filed multiple complaints to the B.C. Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner that were investigated and dismissed.

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