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Leonard Statz

Senior Investigative Analyst - Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner

Location
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Industry
Legislative Office
Current
  1. Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner
Previous
  1. Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner,
  2. Gillespie Renkema Barnett Broadway LLP,
  3. BC Ministry of Attorney General
Education
  1. University of Victoria
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Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner

Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner

Senior Investigative Analyst

– Present

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Background

Experience

Senior Investigative Analyst

Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner
– Present (3 years 3 months)Victoria, BC

- Analyzing evidence against relevant legislation, common law principles and police policy and making recommendations to the Commissioner with respect to the exercise of his legislated authority
- Overseeing investigations into police misconduct and providing advice and direction with respect to necessary investigative steps and relevant legal principles
- Responding to enquiries from and providing guidance to stakeholders, members of the public, and legal counsel with respect to Police Act procedure and resolving complaint
- Attending hearings and reviewing tribunal decisions against the relevant legislation to make recommendations to the Commissioner with respect to exercising his authority to direct further adjudication of Police Act investigations

Project Manager - Dispute Resolution Program

Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner
(9 months)Victoria BC

- Developed internal processes and external guidelines for resolving police complaints via negotiation and mediation
- Reviewed negotiated and mediated resolutions to determine whether they were appropriate pursuant to the Police Act and the OPCC Guidelines
- Developed a conflict resolution training program for professional standards investigators and facilitated training seminars
- Provided advice to colleagues and stakeholders with respect to achieving meaningful resolutions of Police Act complaints

Associate - Civil Litigation & Federal Prosecutions

Gillespie Renkema Barnett Broadway LLP
(1 year 2 months)Kamloops, BC

- Represented clients in a variety of civil litigation matters including commercial disputes, wills and estates, torts, personal injury and debtor/creditor issues
- Conducted criminal prosecutions throughout the Thompson-Okanagan Region as a representative of the Department of Justice

Articled Student - Crown Counsel

BC Ministry of Attorney General
(1 year 2 months)Kamloops, BC

- Analyzed evidence obtained via criminal investigations to determine whether offences were appropriate for prosecution in accordance with the Crown Counsel Act
- Prepared for and conducted several trials and hearings in the Provincial Court of BC
- Assisted senior prosecutors on major trials

Junior Analyst

BC Ministry of Attorney General
(5 months)Victoria, BC

- Researched and analyzed legislation, public policy and case law in Canada as well as other jurisdictions and made recommendations the Director and Senior Analysts
- Prepared briefing notes, section notes, reports on legislative history, and reports on the treatment of specific provisions by courts
- Created and conducted training sessions on dispute resolution topics for BC Government Employees

Legal Intern

National Centre Against Violence, Mongolia
(5 months)Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

- Intern with the Students for Development Program sponsored by the Canadian International Development Association (CIDA)
- Conducted legal research, prepared reports and made recommendations on family law, criminal law, domestic violence law, immigration law and conflicts of law

Skills

  • Civil Litigation
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Legal Advice
  • Policy Analysis
  • Analysis
  • Alternative Dispute...
  • Negotiation
  • Investigation
  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Police Misconduct
  • Criminal Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Human Rights
  • Presentations
  • Training
  • Document Review
  • Communication Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Flexibility
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Education

University of Victoria

LLB, Law

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