Saturday, February 16, 2019

Cop who fatally shot man sues IIO

VANCOUVER - The RCMP officer who shot Peter de Groot to death back in 2014 is suing B.C.'s police watchdog for the stress he experienced during its years-long investigation. (CTV)

Pride Toronto’s change of heart on cops is all about the money

TORONTO - Hidden between the mumbo-jumbo about “conversations, dialogue, safe spaces, social justice, intersection and having time to heal” in Pride’s statement Tuesday is the real reason why Toronto cops have been deemed good enough to march in next year’s parade. (Toronto Sun)

Mental health education recommended for RCMP members following Coroner’s Inquest

VANCOUVER - A coroner’s inquest jury is recommending that the RCMP make changes to mental health programs for its officers and their families after the death by suicide of a sergeant in 2013 who was involved in a high-profile case in B.C. that resulted in criticism of the department. (Vancouver Sun)
  • 'He was in agony': Dead Mountie's friends blame RCMP for betrayal
  • RCMP spokesperson suffered from depression inquest hears
  • Undercover cop says colleagues beat him ‘like Rodney King’

    ST.LOUIS - An undercover St. Louis police officer who was beaten by colleagues during protests in 2017 later described the attack as a “free for all” and told someone at police headquarters that he was beaten “like Rodney King,” according to recently released court documents. (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

    Chaos in Edmonton rush hour

    EDMONTON - In a series of events police are describing as a crime spree, the suspect allegedly fled the scene of the stabbing, robbed a nearby store, assaulted a shop employee and stole a getaway car before getting into a scuffle with police in west Edmonton. (CBC News)
  • Police provide update to LRT stabbing, crime spree
  • Licensed cannabis growers tied to organized crime: CBC

    An investor in a major Canadian cannabis company has had longstanding ties, including business dealings, with influential Mafia members and drug traffickers. Another investor in the same company has links with a prominent member of the Rizzutos, the powerful Montreal crime family. (CBC)
  • Canada's largest pot producers deny organized crime links
  • The New-Age Barrier-Free RCMP

    A Prime Time Crime Exclusive By Bob Cooper I wrote this RCMP recruiting cause and effect  a couple of years ago as a cautionary tale but someone apparently took it as a challenge to double-down on their lunacy.  In the words of the late PC #410, Ian ‘Bunny’ Hay, “Oh yeah?  Watch this!” Like the old saying that there’s nothing so bad as it couldn’t be worse, the brain-trust at RCMP HQ rolled up their sleeves and got right down to work solving their long-standing recruiting problems.  Being modest people, the product of their toil had to be obtained through FOI and it appears they have a lot to be modest about. Charting the course of this trial balloon is Vaughn Charlton who is the director of ‘gender-based-analysis-plus’ at the RCMP and formerly of Status of Women Canada.  Ms. Charlton was brought in last year by then-Commissioner Bob Paulson and put in charge of really stupid ideas. Her best to date has to be ‘looking at diversity and inclusion as seriously as we look at security’ as if the latter is worth trading off for the former. Any normal, ‘unwoke’ person knows what the solutions are starting with a major pay raise to bring RCMP wages more in line with those of their city counterparts.  This would not only attract more applicants but stem the exodus of serving members who are leaving for city forces and taking invaluable experience with them.  Others include civilian governance, reforming critical staffing areas like transfers, promotions, grievances, and implementing...
  • Short-staffed RCMP looking at 'everything' to attract recruits
  • ‘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)

    Edmonton police officer suspended, suspected of giving information to Hells Angels

    EDMONTON - An Edmonton police officer has been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, city police said Friday. (CBC)

    Police officer holds baby for hours as mom files report

    A Utah police officer is being praised after photos showed him holding a young mother’s baby as she filed a domestic violence report. (CTV News)