Thursday, March 21, 2019

Officer files harassment lawsuit against Calgary Police Service, union

CALGARY - A city police officer has filed a lawsuit against the Calgary Police Service and Calgary Police Association, alleging she has been the victim of harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation and “outrageous conduct.” (Calgary Herald)

Secret Hells Angels tapes played at forfeiture trial

VNCOUVER - Former police agent Micheal Plante recalled in B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday some of the conversations he had with Hells Angels about their conflicts and crimes more than 14 years ago. (The Province)

Military witness in the Mark Norman case needs protection – that tells you a lot about National Defence HQ

OTTAWA - In December the court heard a bombshell that appears to give that theory some legs. One witness called by Norman’s lawyers to testify revealed that his superior officer, a brigadier general, told him that Norman’s name was deliberately not used in internal Department of National Defence files — meaning any search for records under the Access to Information law about Norman would come up empty. (Ottawa Citizen)

BC Attorney General disappointed by stay in money-laundering case

VANCOUVER - B.C. Attorney General David Eby reacted strongly Wednesday to news that criminal charges in B.C.’s largest money-laundering case had been stayed, calling the inability to prosecute these cases a crisis. (Vancouver Sun)

How a killer sex attacker deemed an eternal threat got parole

When violent rapist William Shrubsall received a rare indeterminate prison sentence in 2001, a Nova Scotia judge ruled that if he ever regained his freedom, the likely result would be more dead, injured and psychologically scarred women. (Vancouver Sun)

Halifax billionaire represents self in small claims action, loses $2,572

HALIFAX - Billionaire John Risley, one of Canada's richest people and a leading philanthropist, represented himself in small claims court over a $3,000 claim from a tradesman — and mostly lost. (Halifax Today)

Michael Cohen to plead guilty to lying during Russia probe

NEW YORK - President Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen is expected to plead guilty Thursday morning for lying during the investigation into Russian collusion. (New York Post)

Man acquitted after judge throws out police seizure of 27,000 fentanyl pills

VANCOUVER - A man has been acquitted after the police seizure of 27,500 fentanyl pills in a van was thrown out of court due a violation of the accused’s Charter rights. (Edmonton Sun)

High-risk sex offender who posed as cop, firefighter now living in Surrey

VANCOUVER - A high-risk sex offender with an extensive criminal history of sexual assault is living in Surrey. Jeffrey Goddard has a pattern of sexual offences against women and minors of both sexes, according to the Ministry of Justice. (CTV News)

Reporter must give RCMP material about accused terrorist

OTTAWA - A Vice Media reporter must give the RCMP material he gathered for stories about an accused terrorist, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in a case that pitted press freedoms against the investigative powers of police. (CTV News)

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