Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Former Victoria police chief receives unprecedented penalty

VICTORIA - Former Victoria police chief Frank Elsner will never wear a police uniform in Canada again. Although Elsner resigned in May 2017, his service record will now show that he committed eight acts of misconduct under the Police Act which would have resulted in his dismissal from policing. (Victoria Times Colonist)
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  • IIO called in after fatal police shooting in Shawnigan Lake

    The IIO, a police watchdog agency, has been called in after officers shot and killed a man who RCMP said confronted them with a knife at a Vancouver Island home. (The Province)

    Man shot and killed by Edmonton police at apartment where woman held, assaulted

    EDMONTON - A man wanted for assault and unlawful confinement of a woman at a Gold Bar home was shot and killed by Edmonton police Wednesday night, the second deadly officer-involved shooting in just over a week. (Edmonton Journal)

    Suspect surrenders, hostages unharmed after armed siege at Quebec bank

    A hostage-taking situation in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, west of Montreal, has ended without incident. Sûreté du Quebec Sgt. Ingrid Asselin said around 4:50 p.m. Friday, an employee inside the Caisse Desjardins credit union activated an emergency button. (CBC)

    RCMP shortages highlight government’s failures

    Since last week’s opinion piece was published where I discussed the staffing shortages in the RCMP and how it was relative to crime concerns of folks who live in rural parts of the country, I have received a number of messages from people providing anecdotal snippets about service issues they are having or have had with the RCMP. (True North)

    Woman reported missing, found dead at home, police watchdog investigating

    RCMP officers checked the woman's residence two days before she was found. B.C.'s police watchdog says it has launched an investigation into the case of a North Vancouver woman who was found dead in her apartment two days after being reported missing. (CBC)

    Second NYPD cop shooting just blocks from earlier Bronx assassination ambush

    An NYPD cop was shot in the arm by a gunman who walked into the 41st precinct stationhouse in the Bronx Sunday morning, less than twelve hours after an officer was shot two blocks away. (New York Daily News)

    Deadly shooting near George Floyd protest as looting, arson grips Minneapolis

    Protests in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd took a dramatic turn for the worse Wednesday night as city police responded to stores in the city being looted and burned as well as a deadly shooting at a protest location. (Fox)

    Hostage safe after Cologne railway station drama

    German police say they now have an armed assailant at Cologne's main railway station "under control" and the woman he took hostage is receiving medical treatment. (BBC)

    Police officer shoots fellow NRP cop during argument

    A Niagara Regional Police officer is in critical condition after being shot Thursday by a fellow officer during an altercation between the two men in rural Pelham, says provincial Special Investigations Unit spokeswoman Monica Hudon. (St. Catherines Standard)