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Family of Vancouver police officer who died in suicide proceedings

Vancouver PoliceThree years after Officer Const. Nicole Changtook her life, and Global News learned that her family was suing the Vancouver Police Department.

A nine-year military veteran, Chan committed suicide in 2019, two years after being accused of improper relations with two senior officers. died.

One of those officers, Sgt. Dave Van Patten was later fired from VPD and another Sgt. Greg McCullough was suspended for 15 days and later resigned.

Former officers have also been nominated in the proceedings filed by Chan's sister and her mother.

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"She was just such a proud officer. She was proud of herself and was basically proud to be able to speak for the victims," ​​said Chan's sister. Jen told Global News in an interview in 2019.

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In a civil lawsuit, Chan's head of human resources McCullough's ex Van Patten has a sexual relationship It details the nasty allegations that it was. ..

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"Sgt. Vancouver achieved Sgt. Scrolling through McCullough's mobile phones and media, he found evidence of a close relationship between Nicole and the sergeant. McCullough," the lawsuit claims.

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In addition, Van Patten said, "I'm scrolling the phone to threaten to reveal the incident. I took a video of. " "And that Van Patten threatened to send evidence to their spouse," if she did not comply with his demands for sex. "

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"I believe she was under pressure on it and was basically not in a good mental state to say no to them," Jen Chan said. "She felt they couldn't say no."

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In the proceedings with Van Patten and McCullough. It also details Nicole Chang's mental health challenges, including his first attempted suicide attempt in 2012, a few years before his relationship.

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Employer said, "Nicole is serious. Distress caused by an intimate relationship claiming to have "noticed that he is suffering from mental distress" and "Van Patten is vulnerable to Nicole's recent history of mental distress associated with intimate relationships. I knew or should have known that I was a good person. "

Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer previously described Chan's suicide as a "tragic series of situations."

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"And that's something that has spread throughout the department, it's a pain for all of us, and I really feel the Chan family having to experience this aftereffect," he said in 2019. He told Global News in an interview.

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Proceedings, Nicole's suicide had ineffective guidelines and policies in the department fraud and workplace Claims to have been the result of culture.

The family is seeking general and worse damages. No defense statement has been filed and none of the allegations have been proved in court.

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