Saturday, April 4, 2020

Crime in the time of COVID-19

A new pattern of neighbourhood crime in the time of COVID-19 is emerging and it looks something like this: fewer traffic violations, less drunk driving, fewer frauds but way more domestic violence, commercial break-ins and stunt driving. (National Post)

Police dog recovering from 9 stab wounds to the head

LAKELAND, FL - A Polk County Sheriff's K-9 was stabbed in the head nine times with a kitchen knife after trying to detain a man accused of burglarizing a home. (

Phoenix police commander shot and killed, two other officers wounded

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Police Department announced the passing of one of their own after three of their officers were shot Sunday. Two of the other officers are expected to recover. (Fox10)

‘Officers are scared out there’:Caronavirus hits police

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. - More than a fifth of Detroit’s police force is quarantined; two officers have died from coronavirus and at least 39 have tested positive, including the chief of police. (AP)
  • Hundreds of NYPD officers test positive
  • Vancouver police have eyes on property crime during COVID-19 crisis

    Worried that thieves may be looking to take advantage of the number of businesses currently closed because of restrictions imposed to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic, Vancouver’s police chief says measures are being taken to take on the concern. (The Province)

    Mountie awarded more than $3 million for injuries suffered in two on duty accidents

    An RCMP officer has been awarded more than $3 million for chronic injuries caused by two motor vehicle accidents, one of them involving a police pursuit. (The Province)

    Over 50 NYPD officers test positive for coronavirus

    According to NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, over 50 police officers have tested positive for COVID-19, but only one has been hospitalized. America’s largest police force is dealing with a sudden spike in officers calling out sick, with the 1st Precinct in Manhattan the hardest hit. 31 officers from the precinct have called out, 17 percent of the workforce, forcing the NYPD to call the Movie and Television Unit to fill in. (Fox 5 New York)

    Springfield officer among 4 killed by active shooter

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams said one of his officers is among four people who were killed by an active shooter late Sunday night at the Kum & Go on Chestnut Expressway near Highway 65. Williams said two others, including another officer, were shot but still alive. (Springfield News Leader)

    Intoxicated male dies in Whistler after being pepper-sprayed, tasered by police

    In a prepared statement, RCMP spokesperson Dawn Roberts said police were called to a local business in Whistler village on Sunday morning with a complaint that an intoxicated man was causing a disturbance. The call was received at around 11 a.m.(Vancouver Sun)

    No public hearing to be held into Vancouver police officer’s dismissal

    B.C.’s police complaint commissioner has decided not to hold a public hearing into the dismissal of a Vancouver police officer for discreditable conduct after an inappropriate relationship with a junior constable who died by suicide. (Vancouver Sun)