VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) -  Testimony at the Robert Pickton inquiry in Vancouver has ended amid protests about the hearings and controversy around delays in the final arguments.
Inquiry Commissioner Wally Oppal has just five weeks from now to hand in his report about why it took so long for police to stop the serial killer.
But Cameron Ward, the lawyer for family members of the murdered women, says the inquiry is incomplete because it hasn’t heard all the relevant evidence from witnesses who were never called.
Final legal arguments were set for next week, but were delayed another week while lawyers prepare to wrap up the inquiry, a delay that victim families say tosses a wrench into plans for a memorial next Friday.
The inquiry was told  that two years before Pickton was arrested, police knew he was actively preying on sex trade workers.
Now-retired RCMP sergeant Keith Davidson testified officers held a meeting in 2000 to talk about Pickton, but he couldn’t explain why police didn’t follow up with the search warrants, and Pickton’s farm in Port Coquitlam wasn’t searched for another two years.