Friday, August 23, 2019

Surrey municipal police force given green light by B.C. government

The B.C. government has approved Surrey’s transition away from its contract with the RCMP to form its own municipal force. But in an effort to ensure some of the gaps in Surrey’s plan are filled, the province has appointed a new joint municipal-provincial committee named by the province and chaired by former attorney-general Wally Oppal. (Globe & Mail)
  • Forget Surrey, how about a regional police force?
  • ‘We’re in distress’: Police union boss blasts decision to fire Daniel Pantaleo over death of Eric Garner

    NEW YORK - In the shadow of an upside down department flag, the head of the city’s largest police union blasted the city’s top cop Monday for firing the officer whose chokehold resulted in the death of Eric Garner. (New York Daily News)

    The RCMP have no choice but to investigate SNC-Lavelin scandal

    The scathing report released by federal Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion this week was damning for the Prime Minister. And not only for him, but for other members of the PMO and the Privy Council Office (PCO). And it has lit the burner under the simmering SNC-Lavalin scandal the Liberals hoped would be dead in the lead up to the election. (True North)

    Cop-hating mob injures three NYPD officers in Brooklyn

    NEW YORK - Roving, cop-hating mobs erupted in violence, taunts and gunfire in Brooklyn overnight into Sunday, leaving three officers with minor injuries. (New York Post)

    RCMP investigating stunting accident involving officer at Squamish motorcycle fest

    The B.C. RCMP has launched an internal investigation into an accident involving one of its officers at last weekend’s Squamish Motorcycle Festival. (The Province)

    Gunman surrenders in standoff that wounded 6 Philly cops

    Philadelphia police arrested the suspected gunman who battled cops in an hours-long standoff and shootout that left six officers wounded and another injured in a car crash, authorities said. (New York Post)

    ‘Naive:’Police chiefs say handgun ban won’t stop flow of guns into Canada

    The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police won't be supporting a call for a ban on handguns despite concerns about gun violence in a number of major cities including Toronto. Vancouver police Chief Adam Palmer, who heads the organization, says Canada already has strong firearms regulations and no other law is required. (CBC)

    ‘Shoot every federal officer in sight’: Teen behind online threat had 10,000 rounds of ammunition, feds say

    In an online forum, he went by the name “ArmyOfChrist” and praised the Oklahoma City bombing, mass shootings and attacks on Planned Parenthood, the FBI says. When the deadly siege in Waco, Tex., came up, he allegedly offered one lesson: “Shoot every federal agent on sight.” (Washington Post)

    Police chiefs focus on tackling harassment, bullying in their ranks

    Dealing with harassment and intimidation issues within police services will be a key topic of discussion for Canadian police chiefs who are meeting in Calgary this week. (Calgary Herald)

    B.C. manhunt suspects died by suicide by gunfire

    VANCOUVER - Two British Columbia men who were suspects in the deaths of three people and led police on a manhunt across Western Canada shot themselves, the RCMP said Monday. (Toronto Sun)