Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Man killed in standoff a ‘ticking time bomb’ inquest hears

PRINCE GEORGE - The sister of a man who was shot and killed in a standoff with police at a remote cabin south of Valemount described him as a “ticking time bomb” with a “history of violence,” a coroner’s inquest into his death heard Monday. (The Province)

No charges against NYPD cop in death of Eric Garner

The Justice Department won’t be filing charges against NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner on Staten Island, officials and family members said. (New York Daily News)

Country Thunder: RCMP made 46 arrests, issue 307 tickets during festival

The RCMP says a majority of the calls it responded to during this year’s Country Thunder festival were alcohol-related. The festival is now wrapping up, and the RCMP has provided final numbers on its enforcement activity over the weekend. (Regina Leader Post)

Chinese researcher escorted from infectious disease lab amidst RCMP investigation

A researcher with ties to China was recently escorted out of the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg amidst an RCMP investigation into what's being described as a possible "policy breach."

Newark cop shoots and kills ex-wife, wounds her boyfriend

A Newark police officer killed his ex-wife and wounded her boyfriend in shooting late Sunday night in Morris County before being arrested at his parents’ home on Monday morning, authorities said.(NJ.com)

RCMP helicopter, K9 help end crime spree in northeast Alberta

A crime spree east of Edmonton that culminated with the torching of a stolen vehicle has been smashed thanks to a joint police operation drawing in a helicopter, dog unit and a spike belt. (Edmonton Journal)

IIO investigation after man falls from West End building and dies

VANCOUVER - The Independent Investigations Office is looking into an incident after a man fell to his death from a West End apartment building. Just after noon on Saturday, Vancouver police responded to several reports of someone throwing items out of an apartment window in a building on Bidwell Street near Haro Street. (The Province)

KNIGHT: Police playing whack-a-mole

Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver is located in the historic Japantown part of the Downtown Eastside. It was opened in 1902 and for many years has been host to the Powell Street Festival put on by the local Japanese community celebrating their culture. For the first time this year there will be no Powell Street Festival. It’s too dangerous. (True North)

Settlement reached in class-action harassment lawsuit against RCMP

As many as 1,500 claimants may be eligible for settlements that could have a total value of as much as $100 million, says a lawyer for the plaintiffs. (The Province)

Six Tempe police officers asked to leave Starbucks after making customer ‘feel uncomfortable’

TEMPE, Ariz. - Six Arizona police officers were reportedly asked to leave a Starbucks on July 4 because they made a customer “feel uncomfortable.” (WJHL)
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