In light of the recent videos of police violence at the 2014 “Beat the Pipelines” Rally, including the violent arrest of a 17-year-old for taking pictures of police assaulting protesters, we, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now to:

Establish an ombudsman-style body to oversee complaints against police that would answer to Legislature (as the City of Victoria has implemented), with a proper budget in order to ensure it is effective.

Implement a civilian-run police complaints system that is empowered to order police to co-operate and to enforce its decisions against police.

2014 Policing Petition