Sunday, January 26, 2020

Police street check policy bends to political correctness

This week Vancouver Police released details of its new street check policy.  This comes in the wake of the Toronto Police ending their “carding “policy and the New York Police Department (NYPD)  ending their “stop and frisk” practice. (True North)

LAPD Chief moves to fire Metro Division officer in gang ID scandal

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore is seeking to fire an officer in the department’s elite Metro Division accused of falsely portraying people as gang members after concluding that his actions were a serious violation of department policy. (Los Angeles Times)

OPP organized crime unit raids Burlington townhouse

A heavily armed OPP tactical response unit raided a Burlington townhouse Wednesday afternoon as part of an ongoing organized crime investigation. (Toronto Star)

2 Honolulu police officers killed in shooting near Diamond Head

HONOLULU, Hawaii  - In what the mayor called an “unprecedented tragedy,” two police officers were fatally shot Sunday, a third was injured and at least four homes in Diamond Head were destroyed by fire in a shocking series of events that all started with an attempted eviction. (HawaiiNewsNow)

Senior Vancouver police officer dismissed for misconduct

A Vancouver police officer has been dismissed for misconduct following an inappropriate relationship with a junior officer. The junior officer, Const. Nicole Chan, committed suicide last January after nine years with the VPD. (The Province)

Criminal investigations launched into senior members of the RCMP

Twelve years ago four RCMP members at YVR airport responded to a disturbance call at the international arrivals area.  What they found was Polish traveller Robert Dziekanski who, for whatever reason, was still in the baggage pick up area 12 hours after his flight landed. (True North)

Suspect who shot at police, in custody after armed standoff in Richmond Hill

An armed suspect who was holed up in a residence for nearly 12 hours following a shooting at a Richmond Hill gas station, was taken into custody Friday night. (Toronto Sun)

Police dismantle organized crime network in Manitoba / Ontario

Police laid out heaps of cash, drugs and illegal cigarettes seized during co-ordinated raids last week on properties linked to organized crime in Manitoba and southern Ontario. (CBC)

Police department finds furry culprit behind internal toy theft

A US police department in Massachusetts has found the thief behind their missing charity toys - the office dog. Officers in Franklin had been collecting toys to hand over to the Santa Foundation, an organisation that donates presents to families in need during Christmas. (BBC)

Thousands gather at funeral for slain Detective

They came by the thousands — officers from every police department in New Jersey, from Baltimore, Philadelphia and Delaware, among other states. The patrol vehicles lined Montgomery Street, their blue and red lights flashing, brightening what was a dark and dreary day in more ways than just the weather. (NJ.com)
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