Disabled woman wants cop disciplined
Aug 24, 2012 / 3:08 pm
A disabled woman who was shoved to the ground by a Vancouver police officer two years ago says she would like to see Const. Taylor Robinson disciplined at a public hearing.
Twenty-nine-year-old Sandy Davidsen, who has cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis, says she hasn't felt safe around police officers since the incident happened.
Her comments come just days after the police complaint commissioner said the one-day suspension handed Robinson is not a tough enough punishment.
In a video, the officer is seen shoving Davidsen to the ground as he and two other officers walked past her in the Downtown Eastside.
Robinson wrote a letter to Davidsen, explaining that he had thought she was reaching for his gun, and that he regrets not helping her back on her feet after he pushed her.
Robinson will now face a formal disciplinary hearing in October, after which a public hearing may be ordered if the complaint commissioner's office isn't happy with the decision.
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