Tuesday, February 25, 2020

No justice for YVR Four but costs to the taxpayer still mount

Last week the RCMP settled the lawsuit of one of the YVR Four, Bill Bentley, for an undisclosed amount of money. While Bentley is unable to discuss the terms of the settlement, he said in an email, “There were many reasons why I settled, but the main reason was so I could finally move on after 12 years of devastation to my life and mental health.” (True North)

Politically correct police have taken over actual police

TORONTO - Since the beginning of peoplekind, this might take the, you know, dessert with frosting. “OPP no longer identifying gender of victims and accused involved in crimes” was the headline on a CBC story Monday. (Toronto Sun)

RCMP not planning to reimburse cost of stay on Aga Khan’s island

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police do not plan to reimburse the more than $56,000 in expenses its officers racked up for meals, accommodation and Jet Ski rentals during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's controversial vacation on the Aga Khan's private island in the Caribbean, CBC News has learned. (CBC)

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)

Bodies of B.C. murder suspects found, manhunt over

The bodies of two B.C. homicide suspects have been found following a police hunt that lasted three weeks and stretched across four provinces. Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, were found dead in dense brush near the community of Gillam, Manitoba RCMP announced at a news conference on Wednesday. (The Province)

1st degree murder charge laid in 20-yr-old Sudbury cold case

Sudbury police say a 39-year-old North Bay, Ont., man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of Renee Sweeney 20 years ago. On Tuesday, police say Robert Steven Wright, also known as Steven or Steve Wright, was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder. (CBC)

Former Mountie charged with breach of trust following sexual misconduct allegations

KELOWNA - Breach of trust charges brought against a former RCMP officer in Kelowna, B.C., are related to allegations of sexual misconduct involving seven different women, according to court documents filed July 19. The charges against Brian Mathew Burket were announced Wednesday afternoon. (CBC)

Former Surrey Six Mountie stuck with massive legal bill

Derek Brassington, a one-time member of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, had his application for $255,383 reviewed and rejected by federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. (The Province)

Amber Alert: Girl, 2, found safe after an hour negotiation with father

HAMILTON - It took about an hour of "communication" with a 37-year-old man before he surrendered and handed over his two-year-old daughter, bringing an end to a brief Amber Alert overnight, police say. (CTV)

Thousands gather at funeral for slain Detective

They came by the thousands — officers from every police department in New Jersey, from Baltimore, Philadelphia and Delaware, among other states. The patrol vehicles lined Montgomery Street, their blue and red lights flashing, brightening what was a dark and dreary day in more ways than just the weather. (NJ.com)
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