Ivan Henry and his daughters after receiving news of his acquittals from the Court of Appeal

Earlier today we filed a Notice of Civil Claim on behalf of Ivan William Mervin Henry, seeking compensatory damages for his wrongful conviction.  The document, filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Vancouver Registry under no. S-114405, makes various claims against the Provincial Crown, the Federal Crown, the City of Vancouver and three VPD investigators who handled Mr. Henry’s case.  These claims have not yet been proven in court. In October 2010, Mr. Henry had his convictions overturned by the Court of Appeal after serving nearly 27 years in prison.

This line-up was viewed by some of the complainants at Ivan Henry's trial. Identity was in issue; the Crown adduced no physical evidence linking Mr. Henry to the crimes.