Tuesday, August 4, 2020

New surveillance video appears to show George Floyd in struggle with police before being taken to the ground

Shocking new surveillance video appears to show George Floyd in a violent struggle with Minneapolis police before his death. Floyd can't be seen in the footage, but one cop can be seen leaning through the back door and visibly struggling with him. (Daily Mail)

Suspect identified in frightening Mississauga carjacking

You can run but you may find it difficult to hide now that your picture has been released to the public.It also makes it especially tough when you are wanted for allegedly carjacking a vehicle in Mississauga with a family inside, including two children. (Toronto Sun)

45 arrested, 21 officers injured as Seattle protests turned violent

SEATTLE - Nearly four dozen people were arrested, and more than 20 officers were injured Saturday after protests turned violent with trailers set on fire, windows at businesses smashed, cars damaged, and explosive devices thrown at police. (KIRO TV)

As the deadly opioid crisis rages Canada’s police chiefs say they’re ready for a new approach

VANCOUVER — Every time Melissa Steinhauer sees a police officer, she worries they might start asking questions.In her neighbourhood, the Downtown Eastside, drug use is prevalent and so is conflict between users and police. (Toronto Star)

Veteran Abbotsford officer dies after attack in Nelson

A veteran Abbotsford police officer who was attacked in Nelson has died from his injuries. Abbotsford cops and the Nelson police issued statements Wednesday saying Const. Allan Young died overnight in hospital after being assaulted with a weapon in Nelson last Thursday. (The Province)

RCMP make national security arrest in Calgary

“Alberta RCMP can confirm that an individual was arrested in Calgary today in relation to a national security file,” said RCMP spokesperson Fraser Logan.(Global News)

Body believed to be Martin Carpentier found in Quebec

SAINT-APOLLINAIRE - After a manhunt that stretched over 12 days, it appears Martin Carpentier has been found dead. The Sûreté du Québec said it had found the body of a man in the area of Saint-Apollinaire around 7 p.m. Monday evening “following information given by a citizen.” The land search for Carpentier had been abandoned by the police over the weekend. (Montreal Gazette)

NYPD top cop blasts city leaders as “cowards”

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea’s blue blood boiled when he called City Hall leaders “cowards” who “who won’t stand up for what’s right” and “don’t have a goddamn clue what they’re talking about” at a meeting of Police Department brass last week. (NY Daily News)

Portland protests end Friday in tandem force by federal, local police

Amid renewed calls Friday for federal law enforcement agencies to stop policing Portland protests, those officers once again closed in on demonstrators and used tear gas at least twice to break up crowds downtown. (The Oregonian)

Man fatally shot in mask dispute opened fire on OPP: Sources

It started over an argument about not wearing a mask in a grocery store, but a 73-year-old Haliburton-area man was later shot by police 40 km away because he was shooting at them, the Toronto Sun has learned.(Toronto Sun)