Saturday, February 16, 2019

New Governor suspends Broward County Sheriff Israel

FT. LAUDERDALE - Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday appointed Gregory Tony, a former Coral Springs police sergeant, as Broward’s top cop, replacing Scott Israel, the embattled sheriff who has been widely blamed for the chaotic response to the Feb. 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. (Miami Herald)

Rookie California police officer fatally shot

A police officer in Davis, Calif., was fatally shot Thursday night while responding to a traffic accident, prompting a massive manhunt for the gunman, who later killed himself, authorities said. (Fox News)

VPD search for wanted sex offender

Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a high-risk sexual offender who is wanted Canada-wide after failing to return to his halfway house on Wednesday evening. Fifty-year-old Gerald Richard McLean is a two-time federal offender serving a long-term supervision order after completing his original sentence for sexual assault. McLean was convicted of sexually assaulting a child in 2000 and a teenager in 1995. McLean is Caucasian, 5’8”, 170 lbs., and has light brown hair, green eyes and a goatee. Anyone who sees Gerald McLean, or knows of his whereabouts, is asked not to approach him and to call 9-1-1 immediately. -30-  

Crown mistake exposed informant, killing massive money laundering investigation

VANCOUVER - A massive RCMP investigation of alleged underground bankers in Richmond, B.C., estimated to be laundering over $1-billion per year, collapsed in November because federal prosecutors mistakenly exposed the identity of a police informant who they feared could have been killed if the case proceeded, Global News has learned. (Global)

RCMP arrest 14 as they break up pipeline protest

VANCOUVER - The RCMP have breached a gate that a northern B.C. First Nation had erected to block access to a natural-gas pipeline project. Officers broke through a blockade on Morice River Forest Service Road, southwest of Houston, on Monday afternoon to enforce a B.C. Supreme Court injunction order, arresting 14 people, said RCMP. (Vancouver Sun)
Cops in Cuban paradise in living hell

Vancouver cops detained in Cuba back home

VANCOUVER - The families of two British Columbia police constables who had been detained in Cuba following an assault allegation say they have been declared innocent and returned home. (Globe & Mail)

Head of New Brunswick police watchdog out

New Brunswick Police Commission executive director Steve Roberge "is no longer employed by the Province of New Brunswick" as of Wednesday, the commission confirmed. (CBC)

RCMP withdraws charges against officer

REGINA - A Regina-based RCMP member is no longer facing charges of forcible confinement and uttering threats stemming from an off-duty incident. (Regina Leader Post)

Man shot and killed by Edmonton police at apartment where woman held, assaulted

EDMONTON - A man wanted for assault and unlawful confinement of a woman at a Gold Bar home was shot and killed by Edmonton police Wednesday night, the second deadly officer-involved shooting in just over a week. (Edmonton Journal)

Canadian man seeking Trump’s help to find a wife arrested with two bottles of Crown Royal outside White House

WASHINGTON - A Canadian man was arrested by the U.S. Secret Service after telling agents he came to the White House with two bottles of Crown Royal in hopes President Donald Trump would help him find a wife. (Newsweek)