Prosecute Police Misconduct
VANCOUVER POLICE INTERNAL
INVESTIGATION INTO DEATH
A PARODY OF JUSTICE
Vancouver, BC: Victim's sister wants an independent investigation into the actions of a Vancouver Police Officer who brutally beat Jeff Berg to death. She also wants a judicial inquiry into the actions of the internal investigators who reviewed the case and found no wrongdoing.
Jeff's family believes this is a case of a Vancouver Police Officer using excessive and deadly force. According to civilian eyewitness reports, he was pistol-whipped while he had his hands on the trunk of a car and feet spread apart. While he lay motionless on the ground after the gun butting, he was kicked several times in the head "soccer-ball" style, as well as kicks to the testicles and torso. His lifeless body was then dragged face down across the pavement, which is further cruel and inhumane treatment. No duty of care was offered to Jeff by any policeman as he lay in a pool of blood, which is captured on video by another eyewitness. He was later revived at the scene by paramedics, but had suffered irreversible brain damage due to delay of resuscitation when the officers failed to administer CPR. Jeff Berg died in hospital October 24, 2000 after being taken off life support.
"The internal investigation by the VPD focused more on providing an alibi for the officer, rather than investigating the homicide objectively," claims the victims sister. As of June 11, 2003, the file is being reviewed by the Police Complaint Commission.
STOP POLICE BRUTALITY NOW!
I, the undersigned, demand a judicial inquiry into the Vancouver Police Department internal investigation of complaints of police misconduct. I believe the public has the right to an unbiased complaint process. The police must be held accountable for any misconduct and subjected to the same penalties of the laws they are sworn to enforce.
The Prosecute Police Misconduct petition to Solicitor General of Canada was written by Julie Berg and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.