Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Inside a ‘tap on the back’ ruins a 40-year policing career

VANCOUVER - The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) was created to provide independent civilian oversight over municipal police forces in British Columbia. But a string of recent cases shows the OPCC is more about overreach than oversight. (Troy Media)

Shooting suspect surrenders after SWAT negotiator sings ‘White Christmas’

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania man who allegedly fired shots at 11 officers during a 10-hour standoff that began Christmas night finally surrendered Wednesday morning after a SWAT officer sang him the holiday song he wanted to hear, authorities said. (Fox News)

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)

Washington State man arrested after fiery crash at Peace Arch

A Washington state man was arrested by Surrey RCMP on Thursday following a fiery crash at the Peace Arch border crossing that left one person dead. (The Province)

Toronto cop killer seeks parole

In less than three weeks, the parents of Toronto Police Const. Todd Baylis will travel to Abbotsford, B.C. for the parole hearing of Clinton Junior Gayle — the convicted crack-dealer and illegal immigrant sentenced to life in prison for the 1994 shootings that claimed their firstborn and nearly killed his partner, Michael Leone. (Toronto Sun)

Montgomery County police officer shot, killed on parkade roof

A police officer in Maryland died Monday morning after he was discovered shot in a parking garage just outside the nation's capital, officials said. The Montgomery County Police Department said the incident happened just before 9 a.m. in downtown Silver Spring, north of Washington, D.C., after the officer was investigating the report of a "disorderly subject." (Fox News)

12 NYPD members have died from suspected cases of coronavirus

New York - he New York City Police Department has lost its 12th member to a suspected case of coronavirus. NYPD Auxiliary Police Officer Ramon Roman died on Sunday from coronavirus-related complications, according to a daily coronavirus report from the NYPD. (CNN)

A year after espionage arrest, the RCMP still hasn’t acted on calls for tighter security

The RCMP has flagged ways to tighten its security protocols in response to the Cameron Ortis espionage case — but not one of those changes has been implemented in the year since his arrest. (CBC)

Border patrol agent arrested, accused of killing four women, kidnapping a fifth

LAREDO, TX - Juan David Ortiz, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, was found about  2 a.m. when state troopers tracked him to a hotel parking lot in the border city of Laredo, Texas. He was found hiding in a truck. (Fox News)

Vancouver cop from storied family suspended, demoted

A Vancouver cop from a storied police family has been suspended without pay for six days and demoted in rank after an investigation into allegations that he assaulted a civilian while off-duty. (The Province)

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