B.C. Human Rights tribunal has ruled that the Victoria Police Department discriminated against one of its own constables
Constable David Bratzer had accused the department of preventing him from speaking publicly — while off duty — as a member of an organization pushing for the full legalization and regulation of drugs, suppressing a core component of his political beliefs.
He was awarded $20,000 for “injury to dignity, feelings and self respect.”
Bratzer released a statement on the hearing on his website.
The tribunal did not recommend any systemic changes to the Victoria Police Department.
Victoria Police said it will not appeal the ruling.