TV station in contempt for ban breach


A British Columbia television station has been fined $2,000 after pleading guilty to violating a court order shielding the identity of an undercover police officer. Kelowna-based CHBC Televisionshowed theofficer with her face obscured, but the court order prohibited the publication or broadcast of “any likeness” of undercover officers called as witnesses. The ruling said there was a “significant risk” of recognition, which could jeopardize her undercover work and her safety. Read CHBC’s news report on the case.