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Suicide of Vancouver police officer to be examined at coroner’s inquest

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The events leading up to the suicide of a 30-year-old Vancouver police officer will be subject to a hearing by the coroner in January 2023.

Lawsuit filed on behalf of Const. According to Nicole Chan’s family, Nicole Chan died in January 2019 amid a severe mental health crisis after having two intimate affairs with his superiors.

The lawsuit, which has since been dismissed, says she was coerced by one of those officers to continue the sexual relationship. admitted to his mental health claim.

The BC Police Complaints Commissioner has asked the New Westminster Police Department to investigate the allegations and recommended prosecution of the officers who allegedly extorted Chan, according to a statement in the allegations.

Prosecutors later said they would not file charges, according to the complaint.

According to the coroner’s office, an inquest beginning Jan. 23 will clarify facts and make recommendations related to Chan’s death, and to build public confidence that the circumstances of his death will not be overlooked, hidden or ignored. secure.

According to a lawsuit filed in January of this year, Chan filed an impact statement with the police complaints board just three weeks before his death.

“In it, she described the negative impact on her mental health, feelings of exploitation and coercion, and fear of not being able to return to a deployable work career path.”

If you or someone you know is struggling, seek help at:

This guide from Addiction and Mental Health Center Outline how to talk about suicide with someone you care about.

If you’re concerned that someone you know is at risk of suicide, you should talk to them about it, says the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. Here are some warning signs:

  • suicidal ideation.
  • Substance abuse.
  • Purposeless.
  • anxiety.
  • Feeling trapped.
  • hopelessness and helplessness.
  • withdraw.
  • anger.
  • reckless.
  • It changes my mood.

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