Shocking pattern emerges in suicides of 2 female B.C. cops linked to senior officers, lawyer reveals

Lawyer points to pattern in suicides of 2 female B.C. cops involved with senior officers

“Tragedy Strikes B.C. Police Force: The Disturbing Pattern of Bullying and Suicide Among Female Officers

In a heartbreaking turn of events, two talented and dedicated female police officers from British Columbia, Jasmine Thiara and Nicole Chan, took their own lives following relationships with senior officers. These cases, according to Gloria Ng, the lawyer representing their families, may be indicative of a larger, more alarming pattern within the police force.

Allegations of Bullying and Harassment
Thiara, an RCMP constable, ended her life in February 2021 after claiming she was bullied by a senior officer she was involved with. Similarly, Chan, a Vancouver police officer, died by suicide in January 2019 after reporting harassment during relationships with two senior officers. Ng expressed concern over the treatment these women faced within the force, suggesting a troubling trend of disturbing behavior.

Lack of Accountability and Closure
The families of Thiara and Chan have been left with more questions than answers, especially after the report by B.C.’s civilian police watchdog failed to address critical details surrounding the deaths. Raven Thiara, Jasmine’s sister, highlighted the lack of transparency in the investigative process, including the failure to consider bullying as a contributing factor leading to the tragic outcomes.

Calls for Change and Justice
While the Vancouver Police Department took disciplinary action in Chan’s case, Thiara’s family is still seeking accountability for the alleged bullying she faced. Ng emphasized the importance of having policies and procedures in place to address bullying within the police force, ensuring that officers have resources to report and address such misconduct effectively.

Continuing Investigations and Support
As the internal investigation within the RCMP unfolds, it is crucial to provide support for those in crisis. If you or someone you know needs help, do not hesitate to reach out to available resources. Let us strive to create a safe and supportive environment for all officers, free from bullying and harassment.

The tragic deaths of Jasmine Thiara and Nicole Chan shed light on a distressing pattern of bullying and suicide among female police officers. It is essential to address these issues head-on, implementing necessary changes to prevent such heartbreaking losses in the future. Let us stand together in support of those who protect and serve our communities, ensuring they receive the respect and care they deserve.”



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