Saturday, February 16, 2019

‘An absolutely tragic case:’ NYPD detective killed by friendly fire

NEW YORK - A New York City police detective was shot and killed by friendly fire Tuesday night as officers confronted a robbery suspect who turned out to be armed with a replica handgun, Commissioner James O’Neill said. (National Post)
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Toronto police identify woman who threw chair off condo balcony

Toronto police say they have identified a woman who threw a chair and other objects off of a balcony on a high floor of a downtown condo building. Police have not released the name of the suspect but confirmed to CP24 Tuesday that officers have been in contact with her and are discussing a plan to have her surrender to police.(CP24)

Illinois man charged with making 10 bomb threats in town of Taber, AB.

Police in a rural Alberta town are thanking their American counterparts after cross-border co-operation led to nearly a dozen felony charges for an Illinois man accused of calling in multiple fake bomb threats. (Calgary Herald)

‘Not ready for primetime:’ Montreal police rejects body cameras for frontline officers

MONTREAL - As police forces across Canada weigh the merits of equipping officers with body cameras, the country’s second largest city has ruled them out as costly and ineffective. (The Province)

IIO clears VPD in 2016 Canadian Tire shooting

VANCOUVER - The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIO BC) says police were justified in shooting 38-year old David Peter Rintoul. The final report released Friday confirms no charges will be filed against the officers involved.(Vancouver Sun)
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  • Paris police officers jailed 7 years for rape of Canadian tourist

    PARIS - Two police officers have been found guilty of raping a Canadian woman at a renowned Paris police headquarters in 2014. They were both jailed for seven years by a Paris court, three years after the case was thrown out in another trial. (BBC)
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    5 Police Officers wounded, 2 suspects dead in Houston shootout

    HOUSTON - Four police officers remain hospitalized Tuesday after being wounded in a gun battle at a southeast Houston home where drugs were allegedly being sold, according to Houston's police chief. (NBCDFW)

    Surrey is getting ready to ditch the RCMP. Will there be a domino effect?

    Eight days after two murdered teens were found on the side of the road in Surrey, B.C., 8,000 showed up at a sombre demonstration against gang violence last June. (Global News)

    ‘Disgusting:’ Ex-Mountie who won first harassment suit says little has changed

    Alice Clark wanted to be a Mountie before women were even permitted to join the force.But when she joined in 1981, it wasn’t the honourable job she was expecting. After experiencing years of harassment, Clark left the force and became the first woman to successfully sue the RCMP for sexual harassment. (Global News)

    Two arrested in Kingston in ‘national security’ investigation

    KINGSTON - The RCMP have made two arrests in Kingston, Ont., in what a government official confirms is a national security investigation. The RCMP tweeted Thursday evening that "all actions are being taken to ensure public safety" and more information will be provided on Friday. (CTV)

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