Sunday, May 19, 2019

Inside a ‘tap on the back’ ruins a 40-year policing career

VANCOUVER - The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) was created to provide independent civilian oversight over municipal police forces in British Columbia. But a string of recent cases shows the OPCC is more about overreach than oversight. (Troy Media)

Mayor announces ‘zero tolerance for crime’ measures after weekend violence

WINDSOR - The brazen violence on the weekend — a murder in a public housing complex and a wild Ouellette Avenue street fight in which two people were stabbed — was the last straw for Mayor Drew Dilkens, who announced nine “zero tolerance” measures to address the dramatically escalating crime rate. (Windsor Star)

Chief investigator into Tory Stafford murder denounces killer’s transfer

WOODSTOCK - The lead investigator into the slaying of Woodstock school girl Victoria (Tori) Stafford is denouncing the surprise transfer of one of her killers from an Ontario maximum security prison to an Indigenous healing lodge in Saskatchewan eight years into her life sentence. (St. Thomas Times-Journal)

SIU investigating after woman falls to her death from Toronto downtown apartment

TORONTO - Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating after a 28-year-old woman fell to her death from a 19th-floor balcony in downtown Toronto on Saturday. (Toronto Sun)

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)

New documents reveal police efforts to solve mystery of Toronto’s missing gay men

TORONTO - A dead body in a steam bath on New Year’s Day, a man claiming to be a cannibal, officers sneaking into a house and cloning computer hard drives and a GPS tracker secretly hidden by detectives on a suspect’s vehicle are among the tantalizing — but ultimately fruitless — early leads Toronto police chased in the years before Bruce McArthur was charged with killing eight men linked to the city’s gay village. (National Post)

Former Victoria police chief receives unprecedented penalty

VICTORIA - Former Victoria police chief Frank Elsner will never wear a police uniform in Canada again. Although Elsner resigned in May 2017, his service record will now show that he committed eight acts of misconduct under the Police Act which would have resulted in his dismissal from policing. (Victoria Times Colonist)
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    MEXICO CITY - Authorities in southern Mexico disarmed and placed under investigation the entire police force in the once-glittering resort of Acapulco on Tuesday, claiming the local cops were infiltrated by drug gangs. (CTV News)

    Organized crime moving online RCMP struggling to keep up

    OTTAWA - Organized crime is moving online and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is struggling to keep up, according to a briefing note prepared for RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki when she took over the top job earlier this year. (CBC)

    Oregon woman steals ambulance as medics perform CPR

    ROSEBURG, ORE. - Sure, Christy Lynn Woods, 37, may have boosted an ambulance while paramedics performed CPR on an unconscious woman in southern Oregon. (The Oregonian)

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