Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Next OPP Commissioner focused on policing not controversy

When it comes to community safety, Ron Taverner says he doesn’t allow distractions to alter his focus. With that in mind, the newly named OPP commissioner says he’s not following a political controversy surrounding his appointment, but instead is concentrating on his current job while preparing to take the reigns of his next one. (Toronto Sun)

For the good of the Force: The cost of the RCMP’s dysfunction

When Pierre Lemaitre graduated in red serge in 1986, he was shipped to B.C., far from his Quebec upbringing. Location didn’t matter: he had his Stetson and his Strathcona boots — he was a Mountie. This was the realization of a lifelong dream. (Global News)

Vancouver Police issue warning about notorious child abductor

VANCOUVER - Convicted child abductor Randall Peter Hopley is living in Vancouver and police are warning the public that they believe he poses a risk of significant harm to the safety of young boys. (Vancouver Sun)

2 children dead, 10 wounded in crash with stolen police vehicle

DAYTON - Police in Dayton, Ohio say a suspect in a stabbing stole a police SUV and crashed it into a van carrying children, killing two of them. In all, at least 10 people, including the suspect, were sent to hospitals. (WLWT)

Rochester rocked by third night of Daniel Prude protests

Violence erupted on the third night of protests in Rochester against the death of Daniel Prude, with anti-police demonstrators terrorizing diners inside a restaurant and setting off what looked like fireworks near officers. (New York Post)

Hero cop killed in Bronx during hand-to-hand struggle with armed suspect

NEW YORK - A hero NYPD officer was fatally shot early Sunday during a desperate, hand-to-hand struggle with an armed suspect just after midnight on the grounds of the Edenwald Houses in The Bronx. (New York Post)

NYPD cops kills himself in fourth officer suicide in a month

An off-duty NYPD cop died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at home on Long Island — the department’s fourth suicide this month, law enforcement sources told the Post. (New York Post)

Nanny faces sex assault charges involving two boys

SAANICH - A nanny is being investigated for suspected sexual crimes involving two brothers under the age of 10 who were in his care. police said Johnathon Lee Robichaud, 30, of Central Saanich had a variety of jobs and volunteer stints tied to youth groups, church groups, childcare facilities, and before- and after-school programs. (The Province)

Protest marches and general strike paralyze Barcelona

A general strike was announced and five huge marches, all peaceful, converged on the city centre, bringing the streets to a standstill. Police estimated that more than 500,000 people had joined Friday's rallies. (BBC)

Alberta hiring staff for feasibility study of replacing the RCMP

EDMONTON - The Alberta government is looking to hire a contractor to study the benefits and costs of a proposed provincial police force that could replace the RCMP. Online job postings show the province wants the contractor to do a feasibility review of a possible transition from the RCMP to an Alberta Provincial Police Service. (Edmonton Sun)

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