Stan Lowe says the review by a retired judge is needed to ensure transparency and accountability involving the use-of-force complaint stemming from an incident in December 2010.
Hayden Wood filed a formal complaint against Special Const. Thomas Driscoll with the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner in January 2011.
While the Criminal Justice Branch did not approve any charges, a Vancouver Police Department investigation substantiated one allegation of abuse of authority but rejected accusations of discreditable conduct and neglect of duty.
Rollie Woods, spokesman with the commissioner's office, says Driscoll resigned from his duties as a custodial guard before the Vancouver Police Department imposed a written reprimand and training.
He says any discipline ordered by the retired judge adjudicating the review would be on Driscoll's record for the consideration of future employers.