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Vancouver (B.C.). Lennie Commission, 1928

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Vancouver (B.C.). Lennie Commission, 1928

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The Lennie Inquiry, headed by Commissioner R.S. Lennie (barrister-at-law), was initiated in response to complaints from within the Police Department and growing rumours about lack of efficiency in and cooperation between certain divisions of the Department. The enquiry was established by resolution of City Council on April 13, 1928, to investigate the administration of the Police Department and "any supposed malfeasance, breach of trust or other misconduct" of any member of the Department. A further resolution was passed on May 3, 1928, stating that members of the Police Commission (and, therefore, the Mayor) were to be included within the scope of the enquiry. The hearings were held at the Vancouver Courthouse and took 180 hours. The proceedings were widely reported in local newspapers and a final report was submitted to Council on August 23, 1928.

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Vancouver (B.C.) (1886-)

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Vancouver (B.C.). Lennie Commission, 1928, is subordinate to: Vancouver (B.C.)

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