Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Police chase ends with car hitting house

OTTAWA - A car fleeing from Ottawa police punched a hole in the house on Jean Talon Street around 1 a.m. Sunday, and the province’s Special Investigations Unit will investigate. (Ottawa Citizen)

Suspected Newman cop killer arrested in Bakersfield

The suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a small-town police officer in Stanislaus County that prompted a statewide manhunt was arrested early Friday in Bakersfield, officials said. (SF Gate)
  • Manhunt on for accused cop killer
  • 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)

    Man, 34, dead after Edmonton police-involved shooting

    EDMONTON - A 34-year-old man is dead after he was shot by police following a traffic stop in east Edmonton’s King Edward Park neighbourhood on Boxing Day. (Edmonton Journal)

    Officer involved shooting in NE Calgary leaves woman dead

    CALGARY - One person is dead after being shot by a Calgary police officer during a Christmas morning altercation on McKnight Boulevard. In a news release, the Calgary Police Service said the incident happened shortly before 2:30 a.m., when officers tried to stop a vehicle and the driver wouldn’t pull over. (Calgary Herald)

    Former Abbotsford police officer killed in Nanaimo head-on crash

    VANCOUVER - The victim of a deadly crash in Nanaimo on Saturday has been identified as a well-known retired police officer. Retired Sgt. Shinder Kirk was involved in a collision between two pick-up trucks in Nanaimo on Saturday. (The Province)

    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)

    The New-Age Barrier-Free RCMP

    A Prime Time Crime Exclusive By Bob Cooper I wrote this RCMP recruiting cause and effect  a couple of years ago as a cautionary tale but someone apparently took it as a challenge to double-down on their lunacy.  In the words of the late PC #410, Ian ‘Bunny’ Hay, “Oh yeah?  Watch this!” Like the old saying that there’s nothing so bad as it couldn’t be worse, the brain-trust at RCMP HQ rolled up their sleeves and got right down to work solving their long-standing recruiting problems.  Being modest people, the product of their toil had to be obtained through FOI and it appears they have a lot to be modest about. Charting the course of this trial balloon is Vaughn Charlton who is the director of ‘gender-based-analysis-plus’ at the RCMP and formerly of Status of Women Canada.  Ms. Charlton was brought in last year by then-Commissioner Bob Paulson and put in charge of really stupid ideas. Her best to date has to be ‘looking at diversity and inclusion as seriously as we look at security’ as if the latter is worth trading off for the former. Any normal, ‘unwoke’ person knows what the solutions are starting with a major pay raise to bring RCMP wages more in line with those of their city counterparts.  This would not only attract more applicants but stem the exodus of serving members who are leaving for city forces and taking invaluable experience with them.  Others include civilian governance, reforming critical staffing areas like transfers, promotions, grievances, and implementing...
  • Short-staffed RCMP looking at 'everything' to attract recruits
  • Gatwick drones pair released, ‘no longer suspect’

    LONDON - A man and woman arrested in connection with drone sightings that grounded flights at Gatwick Airport have been released without charge. (BBC)

    Chaos at Gatwick:Police using cutting edge technology to get drone

    LONDON - The criminal who is illegally flying a drone at Gatwick Airport is being hunted by police and military personnel using cutting-edge technology. Gatwick has been brought to a standstill in the wake of the rogue drone terrorizing the airport. (Daily Mail)