Council was told security hired to prevent encampments wouldn’t make arrests. One councillor is questioning why city documents say otherwise, noting some of the alleged crimes have been recorded.
Council also was told one homeless encampment was dismantled — without any arrests — as part of police policy.
A report on the police log shows a woman was cited in March 2016 for refusing to leave a camp. That was during the same time as a man who had been arrested on similar charges and cited for obstructing an investigation.
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Councillors say the report is not accurate.
Soupnitz said he learned through reporting to the Star that at least two people were arrested in February, 2016. Two were later released and one person made a formal complaint for trespassing.
The Star has found a third camp was dismantled — without any arrests — the last month of 2016, according to city documents.
Soupnitz has since been given the documents by police and has called on them to release the remaining records he requested.
With files from The Canadian Press
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