Saturday, April 20, 2019

Ford government fires OPP Deputy Commissioner

TORONTO - The Ford government has fired the outspoken Ontario Provincial Police deputy commissioner Brad Blair.Blair has been a fierce critic of the Progressive Conservatives' appointment of Toronto police Supt. Ron Taverner as the next chief of the OPP. He was fired Monday morning. (CBC)

The RCMP must investigate Trudeau

It’s been a stunning 24 hours in Canadian politics since I wrote about former Attorney General and Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould taking a wrecking ball to the Parliament of Canada. (True North)

Windsor police cleared in shooting death of knife wielding suspect

WINDSOR - Ontario’s police watchdog has cleared Windsor police of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of a man outside a downtown McDonald’s. (Windsor Star)

IIO probes New Westminster police involved shooting

NEW WESTMINSTER - A man has died following a shooting involving officers in New Westminster. A news release from New Westminster police says the incident happened just before 10 p.m. Sunday. (The Province)

Significant changes expected this week for police watchdog

TORONTO - Significant changes to how the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) investigate Ontario police services are expected this week. A news conference is expected in the coming days where Community Safety Minister Sylvia Jones is expected to outline new approaches for the police watchdog and also upgrades to problems with the Police Services Act as well.(Toronto Sun)

‘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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