Vancouver police chief Jim Chu says his retirement will leave work unfinished on mental health (St. Paul's Hospital)

Jim Chu began his term as Vancouver’s chief of police the morning after an animator named Paul Boyd attacked two officers and was subsequently shot and killed in the street.

According to a B.C. coroner’s report, Boyd was bipolar and off medication at the time of the incident.

Over the last five years, emergency mental health visits to St. Paul’s Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital increased 50.2 per cent, to 9,790 in 2014.

Travis Lupick reports

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