Monday, November 18, 2019

RCMP officer’s handgun, magazines, radio stolen at Sherway Garden Mall

Toronto police say someone stole an RCMP officer’s handgun, magazines and radio at Sherway Gardens Mall in Etobicoke on Wednesday night.Investigators say that sometime between 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday night, a black satchel with a blue stripe on it was taken by an unknown suspect at Sherway Gardens Mall. The satchel was removed from the back of a chair. (CP24)

Arrested suspect pulls out gun in back of squad car

TORONTO - An arrested suspect who was put in the back of a 51 division squad car with a handgun — which ends up in his lap at one point — has created quite a stir and raised a number of questions. (Toronto Sun)

Surrey Six Mountie sues RCMP alleging harassment, negligence

A former RCMP officer who was involved in the Surrey Six murder investigation and was convicted of misconduct is suing the Mounties over a number of allegations including that his bosses harassed him, overworked him and ignored his mental-health issues. (The Province)

Calgary cop fired three shots at vehicle that nearly drove into military parade

A veteran Calgary officer fired three shots at a car speeding toward two on-duty officers Saturday, striking both occupants of the vehicle that had earlier evaded barriers set up for a military parade, according to Alberta’s police watchdog. (Calgary Sun)
  • Driver who drove toward Calgary parade still in hospital with gunshot wound
  • Tactical police who stopped Edmonton terror attack testify

    EDMONTON - The tactical police officers at the front of the pursuit of a U-Haul truck downtown never saw the U-Haul’s brake lights as it sped through busy traffic and veered onto the sidewalk, the jury heard in Abdulahi Hasan Sharif’s attempted murder trial Thursday. (Edmonton Journal)

    Protest marches and general strike paralyze Barcelona

    A general strike was announced and five huge marches, all peaceful, converged on the city centre, bringing the streets to a standstill. Police estimated that more than 500,000 people had joined Friday's rallies. (BBC)

    Former cop who blew whistle wants standing in B.C. money laundering inquiry

    A lawyer says an inquiry into money laundering in British Columbia would not exist without the "courage" of an ex-police officer who spoke out about alleged "interference" with his mandate to investigate organized crime in casinos. (CBC)

    RCMP money laundering investigation: Leadership problems, missteps proved fatal to case

    VANCOUVER - Months after charges were stayed in Canada’s largest money-laundering case, neither the RCMP nor the Public Prosecution Service of Canada has provided any public explanation of what went wrong. But a Postmedia investigation has uncovered details of how the massive prosecution of Silver International and its owners, Caixuan Qin and Jian Jun Zhu, was derailed. (The Province)

    ‘Golden Boy’: Espionage suspect was a polarizing figure as he rose through RCMP ranks

    As Cameron Ortis climbed the ranks of the RCMP, there was no disputing the depth of his intelligence or his ability to get to the nub of complex matters. He was among a select cadre of “golden boys” — civilians tapped by the force to help tackle national security and other highly sensitive files. So impressed was former commissioner Bob Paulson, sources say, that he had floated the idea to the senior executive committee on multiple occasions of elevating them to senior police officer or “regular member” status through an expedited program. (National Post)

    VPD warn public of high-risk sex offender being released

    VANCOUVER - Police are issuing a public warning about a high-risk sex offender who has been released and plans to live in Vancouver. Trevor Leonard Smith, 46, is a federal offender and is considered a high-risk to reoffend, according to the Vancouver police and the Correctional Services of Canada. (The Province)