Driver who fought with cyclist is not a cop, Vancouver police say
The question has been raised multiple times, by online commenters and fellow journalists.
For example, in response to the Georgia Straight's interview with cyclist Edward Hoey, commenter "Bruce" asserted:
Given the appearance of the driver, the move he used, and the blatant biasbias of the police handling, I wonder if the driver was a plainsclothes policeman. In that case its a simple case of the cops protecting their own.
Today (January 28), the Vancouver Police Department said, in response to a Twitter query, that the driver is not a cop.
.@jerfree Confirming that the driver is not a law enforcement officer.— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) January 28, 2014
However, another commenter suggested the driver might be a CSIS agent. So, the VPD's tweet might not put to rest the theories of all suspicious observers.