Contributed to Peachland News
January 12, 2011
The Abbotsford Police Service Detectives, who are conducting the criminal investigation into the alleged excessive force used by a Kelowna RCMP officer, are looking to speak with transit bus riders who may be witnesses.
During the police takedown and arrest of Buddy Tavares at around 10:13 a.m. on January 7, the #1 Lakeshore City Transit bus was sitting near the westbound bus stop at the corner of KLO Road and Pandosy Street and because of the positioning of police vehicles, it was unable to move until after the arrest had taken place. It is believed that several riders were on the bus at that time and were looking out the windows to see what was happening. It is these people that Abbotsford Police Detectives wish to speak with.
To contact the Abbotsford Detectives, please call 1-800-898-6111 and ask for Cnst. Ian McDonald, who will have a detective speak with you.
Detective Tony Demers
Abbotsford Police Service