Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Man dead after ‘officer involved shooting’ in Saskatoon

A 27-year-old man that was believed to be in distress has died in Saskatoon’s southwest following a brief confrontation with members of the Saskatoon police and the RCMP on Saturday evening. (Saskatoon Star Phoenix)

As the deadly opioid crisis rages Canada’s police chiefs say they’re ready for a new approach

VANCOUVER — Every time Melissa Steinhauer sees a police officer, she worries they might start asking questions.In her neighbourhood, the Downtown Eastside, drug use is prevalent and so is conflict between users and police. (Toronto Star)

Chicago cop gets 81 months sentence in fatal shooting

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, already found guilty of the 2014 murder of teenager Laquan McDonald, was sentenced Friday to 81 months in prison -- close to seven years' incarceration. (Fox News)

Over 50 NYPD officers test positive for coronavirus

According to NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, over 50 police officers have tested positive for COVID-19, but only one has been hospitalized. America’s largest police force is dealing with a sudden spike in officers calling out sick, with the 1st Precinct in Manhattan the hardest hit. 31 officers from the precinct have called out, 17 percent of the workforce, forcing the NYPD to call the Movie and Television Unit to fill in. (Fox 5 New York)

Canadian woman arrested for allegedly slapping US border guard

NIAGARA FALLS - A Canadian woman is facing charges in the United States after allegedly slapping a border guard who refused to let her enter the United States. (CTV News)

Vancouver storefronts impassable due to garbage, human waste and open drug use

Business owners trying to reopen in the downtown core are coming into conflict with homeless people who have taken shelter in parks, plazas and storefronts during the public health emergency. “Things have gone from good, to bad, to downright ugly,” said Stephen Regan, executive director of the West End Business Improvement Association. “It’s a perfect storm with businesses that are closed that have awnings and alcoves — those tend to be good places to hunker down for the evening or even a full day or a week.” (Vancouver Sun)

Wisconsin investigators find knife in car at scene of shooting of Jacob Blake

KENOSHA - Wisconsin Justice Department investigators recovered a knife from the driver’s side floorboard of the car into which Jacob Blake Jr, was leaning when he was shot in the back by a police officer three days ago, the state attorney general said on Tuesday.(Toronto Sun)

New lead in mysterious disappearance of young mom

VANCOUVER - The mysterious disappearance of Candace Shpeley just got a little stranger after a private investigator uncovered a student loan taken out in her name five years after she vanished. (The Province)

Houston PD officer shot, suspect killed

A violent crime spree late Thursday night ended with a Houston police officer seriously wounded and one of four robbery suspects dead from police gunfire. (Houston Chronicle)

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)