Thursday, October 17, 2019

Murder suspect turn himself into police

LONDON - An 18-year-old London man wanted in connection to last week's homicide outside of a Dundas Street Tim Hortons has turned himself into police.(CTV News)

Abbotsford police remember Cst. John Davidson on anniversary of his death

ABBOTSFORD - Members of the Abbotsford Police Department are remembering Const. John Davidson today and honouring the slain police officer on the one-year anniversary of his death. Davidson was shot and killed in the line of duty on Nov. 6, 2017. (The Province)

Officer involved shooting in NE Calgary leaves woman dead

CALGARY - One person is dead after being shot by a Calgary police officer during a Christmas morning altercation on McKnight Boulevard. In a news release, the Calgary Police Service said the incident happened shortly before 2:30 a.m., when officers tried to stop a vehicle and the driver wouldn’t pull over. (Calgary Herald)

Windsor police cleared in shooting death of knife wielding suspect

WINDSOR - Ontario’s police watchdog has cleared Windsor police of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of a man outside a downtown McDonald’s. (Windsor Star)

Details on Richmond Hill terror case doesn’t pass the sniff test

When the World Trade Centre was attacked on September 11, 2001, I was in Calgary. I wound up at the airport watching all the international flights being grounded and stack parked wherever they could on the tarmac.  I did more than a dozen TV news interviews that day from the airport. The underlying message I was giving was whatever you knew the world as on September 10, it had now changed and changed utterly.(True North)

What leadership looks like

By Bob Cooper (A Prime Time Crime exclusive) Recently, at a Coroner’s Inquest into the shooting death of an armed fugitive near Valemount, BC, the leader of an Emergency Response Team stood in the witness box and did something that, sadly, many of my contemporaries considered unusual.  He took responsibility for everything that happened. Police officer expresses regret over shooting death at inquest Not only that, but he did so without having any idea what the Inquest’s verdict was going to be and what recommendations would be made.  In British Columbia a Coroner’s Inquest cannot fix blame but their recommendations could damage careers.  The reaction of several retired colleagues was ‘Wow.  When was the last time you saw a boss do that?’ In fairness, over the years I’ve had some great bosses but we’ve all seen examples of upwardly-mobile NCOs and Officers who spent more time worrying about how this was going to look downtown than looking after their people and getting the job done.  Once the smoke had cleared it was every man for himself and all bets were off. I’ve never met Dan Holt but I’ve heard nothing but good from people he’s worked with over the years.  We both served in the military although my service wasn’t nearly as long or as ‘interesting’ as Dan’s and we’ll just leave it at that.   Dan was poached from the Canadian Army by my old partner Peter Ditchfield who, by that time, had served as the Inspector in charge of the VPD Emergency Response Team...
  • Police officer expresses regret during inquest into shooting death
  • Mayor announces ‘zero tolerance for crime’ measures after weekend violence

    WINDSOR - The brazen violence on the weekend — a murder in a public housing complex and a wild Ouellette Avenue street fight in which two people were stabbed — was the last straw for Mayor Drew Dilkens, who announced nine “zero tolerance” measures to address the dramatically escalating crime rate. (Windsor Star)

    Possible fraud, theft of public funds led to removal of senior officers of the legislature

    VICTORIA - Two senior officers of the B.C. legislature who were publicly escorted out of the building in Victoria this week amid a criminal probe are being investigated for possible fraud and theft involving public funds, two sources told Postmedia News Wednesday. (Vancouver Sun)
  • Seniour staff removed from Legislature, placed on admin leave
  • Crown mistake exposed informant, killing massive money laundering investigation

    VANCOUVER - A massive RCMP investigation of alleged underground bankers in Richmond, B.C., estimated to be laundering over $1-billion per year, collapsed in November because federal prosecutors mistakenly exposed the identity of a police informant who they feared could have been killed if the case proceeded, Global News has learned. (Global)

    Edmonton police lay charges in bank robberies involving explosives

    A man accused of detonating explosives in a pair of brazen, violent attacks on armoured car guards last year may have been in the process of planning his next robbery, Edmonton police said Tuesday, announcing charges in the cases. (Edmonton Journal)