A public inquest into a Vancouver police officer’s death by suicide is scheduled to begin almost exactly four years after she took her own life.
Nicole Chan, a 30-year-old constable with nine years of experience, died by suicide in January 2019 after struggling with anxiety and depression. It was two years after she had filed two complaints to the chief of the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) about inappropriate relationships with two senior officers.
“I believe that she felt pressured into it and she was not in a good mental state to basically tell them no,” her sister, Jenn Chan, told Global News in 2019.
“She felt like she couldn’t say no to them.”