Friday, August 23, 2019

Undercover cop says colleagues beat him ‘like Rodney King’

ST.LOUIS - An undercover St. Louis police officer who was beaten by colleagues during protests in 2017 later described the attack as a “free for all” and told someone at police headquarters that he was beaten “like Rodney King,” according to recently released court documents. (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

Man and his female hostage both shot dead by police in Surrey: IIO

VANCOUVER - A man and a woman who died after a hostage-taking and shootout in Surrey’s Central City area in March were shot by police, the Independent Investigations Office says. (The Province)

Dramatic police takedown of stabbing suspect

"Force doesn't look pretty," says police Sgt. Jason Robillard. Vancouver police have responded to public criticisms about level of force after a video of a police takedown was shared online.(The Province)

Cop who fatally shot man sues IIO

VANCOUVER - The RCMP officer who shot Peter de Groot to death back in 2014 is suing B.C.'s police watchdog for the stress he experienced during its years-long investigation. (CTV)

Pride Toronto’s change of heart on cops is all about the money

TORONTO - Hidden between the mumbo-jumbo about “conversations, dialogue, safe spaces, social justice, intersection and having time to heal” in Pride’s statement Tuesday is the real reason why Toronto cops have been deemed good enough to march in next year’s parade. (Toronto Sun)

Mental health education recommended for RCMP members following Coroner’s Inquest

VANCOUVER - A coroner’s inquest jury is recommending that the RCMP make changes to mental health programs for its officers and their families after the death by suicide of a sergeant in 2013 who was involved in a high-profile case in B.C. that resulted in criticism of the department. (Vancouver Sun)
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  • The New-Age Barrier-Free RCMP

    A Prime Time Crime Exclusive By Bob Cooper I wrote this RCMP recruiting cause and effect  a couple of years ago as a cautionary tale but someone apparently took it as a challenge to double-down on their lunacy.  In the words of the late PC #410, Ian ‘Bunny’ Hay, “Oh yeah?  Watch this!” Like the old saying that there’s nothing so bad as it couldn’t be worse, the brain-trust at RCMP HQ rolled up their sleeves and got right down to work solving their long-standing recruiting problems.  Being modest people, the product of their toil had to be obtained through FOI and it appears they have a lot to be modest about. Charting the course of this trial balloon is Vaughn Charlton who is the director of ‘gender-based-analysis-plus’ at the RCMP and formerly of Status of Women Canada.  Ms. Charlton was brought in last year by then-Commissioner Bob Paulson and put in charge of really stupid ideas. Her best to date has to be ‘looking at diversity and inclusion as seriously as we look at security’ as if the latter is worth trading off for the former. Any normal, ‘unwoke’ person knows what the solutions are starting with a major pay raise to bring RCMP wages more in line with those of their city counterparts.  This would not only attract more applicants but stem the exodus of serving members who are leaving for city forces and taking invaluable experience with them.  Others include civilian governance, reforming critical staffing areas like transfers, promotions, grievances, and implementing...
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  • ‘An absolutely tragic case:’ NYPD detective killed by friendly fire

    NEW YORK - A New York City police detective was shot and killed by friendly fire Tuesday night as officers confronted a robbery suspect who turned out to be armed with a replica handgun, Commissioner James O’Neill said. (National Post)

    Carpet cops embarrass RCMP

    As a former member of the RCMP I am absolutely embarrassed by the Force’s handling of the investigation into Vice Admiral Mark Norman. (True North)

    York Landing, Man., residents in lockdown as police search for B.C. double murder suspects

    A northern Manitoba community is on edge and under lockdown as the police search for two fugitive homicide suspects entered its second week Monday. Over a dozen heavily armed police officers — using ground patrols, K-9 units, drones and helicopters — arrived in York Landing on Sunday night, and about 20 more are expected to arrive Monday morning to help search for Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod, York Factory Cree Nation Chief Leroy Constant said.(CBC)