Man sues Vancouver police over alleged wrongful arrest and assault in connection with Transit Police shooting case

A Vancouver man is suing police for allegedly wrongfully arresting and assaulting him in a case where he says he was mistakenly believed to be a suspect in the shooting of a Transit Police officer.

Jason Victor Hernandez, 37, claims that on Feb. 1 he was leaving the Real Canadian Superstore at 4700 Kingsway in Burnaby when he was confronted by a group of Vancouver police officers, some of whom had their firearms drawn and aimed at him.

Two days earlier, on Jan. 30, Const. Josh Harms, a Transit Police officer, had been shot and injured at the Scott Road SkyTrain Station by a person who was not immediately identified. The next day, police released information about a suspect who was well-known to them from his lengthy criminal record.


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