Suicide of Vancouver police officer to be examined at coroner's inquest

The events leading up to the suicide of a 30-year-old Vancouver police officer will be the subject of a coroner’s inquest in January 2023.

A lawsuit filed on behalf of Const. Nicole Chan’s family says she died in January 2019 during a severe mental health crisis after having two intimate affairs with superior officers.

The lawsuit, which has since been discontinued, says she was extorted by one of those officers to continue their sexual relationship. It says B.C.’s workers’ safety agency accepted her mental health claim for “multiple sexual assaults.”

The statement of claim says B.C.’s police complaints commissioner asked the New Westminster Police Department to investigate the claims, and it recommended

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