Sunday, December 16, 2018

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)
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  • Police officer shoots fellow NRP cop during argument

    A Niagara Regional Police officer is in critical condition after being shot Thursday by a fellow officer during an altercation between the two men in rural Pelham, says provincial Special Investigations Unit spokeswoman Monica Hudon. (St. Catherines Standard)
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    Waterloo regional Police sergeant charged with attempted murder

    A Waterloo Regional Police sergeant has been charged with attempted murder by the Special Investigations Unit after a man was shot in Cambridge in March. (The Record)

    Police fatally shoot man

    CORNER BROOK - An on-duty police officer with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in Corner Brook shot and killed a man on Tuesday night. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. at a home on Carriage Lane. (CBC)

    1 dead, 6 injured as van jumps curb in NYC Chinatown

    NEW YORK - One person was killed and six others injured after an elderly man trying to parallel-park his minivan backed into a group of people near a food stand on Canal Street in Chinatown Monday, police said. (NY Post)

    RCMP seize drugs, weapons from Penticton home

    PENTICTON - RCMP have seized drugs and weapons from what they call a quiet Penticton home. Police executed the search warrant on Thursday after a two-week long investigation into drug trafficking. (Global News)

    Secret police study finds organized crime may have laundered $1B through Vancouver real estate

    VANCOUVER - The stately $17-million mansion owned by a suspected fentanyl importer is at the end of a gated driveway on one of the priciest streets in Shaughnessy, Vancouver’s most exclusive neighbourhood. A block away is a $22-million gabled manor that police have linked to a high-stakes gambler and property developer with suspected ties to the Chinese police services. (Global News)

    Possible fraud, theft of public funds led to removal of senior officers of the legislature

    VICTORIA - Two senior officers of the B.C. legislature who were publicly escorted out of the building in Victoria this week amid a criminal probe are being investigated for possible fraud and theft involving public funds, two sources told Postmedia News Wednesday. (Vancouver Sun)
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  • Vancouver cop from storied family suspended, demoted

    A Vancouver cop from a storied police family has been suspended without pay for six days and demoted in rank after an investigation into allegations that he assaulted a civilian while off-duty. (The Province)

    Policing in the Age of perpetual offense

    By Bob Cooper Oscar winning Screen Actor Charlton Heston once said that political correctness is just tyranny with manners.  Fast forward a generation or two and you’ve still got the tyranny but the manners are long-gone.  Replaced with ‘safe spaces’, ‘micro-aggressions’, and ‘dog whistles’.  Dogma that uses denunciation, distortion, and smear to destroy those they disagree with by making their every utterance an act of Hate Speech in order that they be cast out as lepers.  But for the decency of a group of law students it might have claimed a very good policeman this week. S/Sgt. Bill Clark has been a larger than life figure in the Edmonton Police Homicide Unit for years.  During that time he’s worked any number of high-profile cases (Google Mark Twitchell) and cleared most of them.  Bill was popular with the local press because he took the time to talk to them and they could always count on a catchy quote at a murder scene. Bill is the kind of guy who makes the bosses nervous every time he steps in front of the cameras but who they’re all secretly thankful for because he can be counted on to deliver a high clearance rate each year making Homicide one of the places they don’t have to worry about.  That is, until someone complains. Bill recently took the time to speak to a group of students at the University of Alberta Law School.  This is a fairly common occurrence the same way defence lawyers and prosecutors are brought...

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