Friday, July 19, 2019

Hundreds pay respects at funeral of 9/11 hero Luis Alvarez

NEW YORK - Hundreds of mourners, including cops, firefighters and Jon Stewart, turned out Wednesday in Queens to say a final goodbye to Luis Alvarez, an NYPD detective who spent his final days desperately fighting to restore vital funds to 9/11 responders. (New York Post)

Man arrested after refusing to get out of someone’s else’s convertible

VANCOUVER - Finders aren’t always keepers. A man was arrested Sunday in Vancouver’s West End after trying to claim someone else’s convertible sports car as his own. (Vancouver Sun)

Former NYPD Detective and 9/11 responder Luis Alvarez dies at 53

NEW YORK - Luis Alvarez, the former NYPD detective who became a prominent fighter for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, has died, his family said Saturday. He was 53. (New York Post)

B.C.’s new employer health tax leads to Victoria Police cuts

VICTORIA - Victoria’s police department has disbanded a unit that targets prolific criminals, curtailed its front counter hours and is warning of more cuts as it wrestles with how to pay the NDP government’s new employer health tax.(Vancouver Sun)

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)

Video released showing violent robbery that leaves clerk with fractured skull

Toronto police are searching for a suspect after a violent knifepoint robbery at a St. Lawrence gas station left an employee with a fractured skull. The incident, which was caught on a surveillance camera, happened at an Esso gas station near Front and Sherbourne streets just after 4 a.m. on June 13. (CTV)

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 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)

Extensive Toronto police report on Danforth shooting leaves many unanswered questions

Sorry Julianna Kozis and Reese Fallon, they just don’t know why you were murdered by Faisal Hussain on the Danforth on July 22, 2018. (Toronto Sun)

Shooting suspect watched officers on cameras as he fired

SACRAMENTO - For hours, the barrage of gunfire just wouldn't stop.  Sacramento police Officer Tara O'Sullivan lay on the ground bleeding as gunshots echoed and her colleagues tried to get to her. The suspect fired incessantly, preventing officers from reaching her for at least 45 minutes, authorities said. (CNN)
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