Thursday, October 22, 2020

Ottawa police officer not guilty of manslaughter in death of Abdirahman Abdi

Ottawa police Const. Daniel Montsion has been found not guilty of manslaughter, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon in connection with the 2016 death of Abdirahman Abdi. Abdi, a 37-year-old Black man, died following a confrontation with Ottawa police on July 24, 2016. Montsion had pleaded not guilty to all charges. (CBC)

Meng Wanzhou loses bid for access to confidential documents in extradition case

A judge has upheld the majority of Canada's privilege claims over documents sought by lawyers for Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, in her U.S. extradition case, Canada's justice department said late on Thursday. (CBC)

Newly filed court documents turn up the heat on non-cooperative RCMP

On Friday, one of the RCMP officers involved in the October 2007 response to a disturbance call at YVR (Vancouver International Airport) which resulted in the tragic death of Polish traveller Robert Dziekanski filed an application with the Federal Court. The officer was trying to force the RCMP to release documents that he has been trying to get for seven years through an Access To Information (ATiP) request. (True North)

Claire Bronfman sentenced to 81 months in prison for offences connected to NXIVM cult

Clare Bronfman, a wealthy benefactor of Keith Raniere and the American daughter of the late Edgar Bronfman, has been sentenced to almost seven years for her role in the NXIVM case. (CBC)

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the unrelenting trailblazer for gender equality and the second-ever woman appointed to the high court, died Friday night. She was 87. (New York Post)

Julian Assange fights extradition to U.S. to face espionage trial

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday formally refused to go quietly to face trial in the US — which the mother of his children insisted was a fight for his life. (New York Post)

Courtroom erupts after McKnight sentenced to eight years for 5 sex assaults

EDMONTON - Women shouted, sobbed and in one case had to be hauled from the courtroom by sheriffs after former Edmonton nightclub promoter and convicted rapist Matthew McKnight was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday. (Edmonton Journal)

‘A totally upside down world’: Backlash after St. Louis couple who aimed guns at protesters charged

The St. Louis couple who emerged from their mansion in a gated community and aimed weapons at protesters marching past them last month were each charged Monday with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon. (National Post)
Cops in Cuban paradise in living hell

Two B.C. cops accused in Cuba sex assault case sue complainant

Two B.C. police officers who were accused but later acquitted in connection with an alleged sex assault in Cuba are suing the complainant teenager and her father for damages. (The Province)

Prosecutor who fixed tickets to please cop boyfriend given house arrest

A regional prosecutor who illegally fixed traffic tickets to please her police officer boyfriend has been given a three-month conditional sentence for breach of trust and attempted obstruction of justice. (Toronto Sun)

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