Friday, August 23, 2019

NYPD officer hired hit man to kill her husband, young girl: court documents

NEW YORK - Isaiah Carvalho Jr. woke up Friday hopeful that his life was about to turn a corner. Instead, he was told that his estranged wife, a New York City police officer, had been plotting to kill him all winter. (National Post)

RCMP access to information worker flagged as security concern says memo

The RCMP were worried about "increased scrutiny" by journalists after an employee in their access to information office was red-flagged during a security review, according to a briefing note prepared for the commissioner. (CBC)

Feds say officers’ lawsuit against RCMP shouldn’t proceed

OTTAWA - The federal government is fighting a proposed class-action lawsuit against the RCMP over bullying and intimidation of members, saying the national police force already has a comprehensive policy on harassment and the Mounties have made strides toward modernization. (CTV)

Man facing multiple charges after ramming police SUV during ‘crime spree’

LETHBRIDGE - Shortly after releasing a photo of him ramming a police car, Mounties got their man after the driver led police on a chase through a rural area east of Lethbridge. (Calgary Herald)

Boy told to clean room, shoots grandmother, kills self

PHOENIX - An 11-year-old Litchfield Park boy shot his grandmother before turning the gun on himself after refusing to clean his room Saturday, officials said. (AZCentral)

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)

Chinese researcher escorted from infectious disease lab amidst RCMP investigation

A researcher with ties to China was recently escorted out of the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg amidst an RCMP investigation into what's being described as a possible "policy breach."

Man dead, cop injured in officer-involved shooting in Scarborough

TORONTO - A 21-year-old man is dead after an officer-involved shooting Tuesday night in Scarborough that also sent a Toronto Police officer to hospital. (Toronto Sun)

RCMP seize drugs, weapons from Penticton home

PENTICTON - RCMP have seized drugs and weapons from what they call a quiet Penticton home. Police executed the search warrant on Thursday after a two-week long investigation into drug trafficking. (Global News)

21-yr-old Burnaby man jailed for criminally harassing Squamish Mountie

A 21-year-old Burnaby man who criminally harassed a Squamish RCMP sergeant and his wife and lied in sworn statements filed in court has been sentenced to nine months in jail and three years of probation. (Burnaby Now)

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