Tuesday, June 22, 2021

‘In excess of ten people killed’ including an RCMP officer in shooting rampage

RCMP say one of their own is included among at least 10 victims of shooting rampage in rural Nova Scotia this weekend. At a news conference Sunday evening, RCMP Commanding Officer Lee Bergerman confirmed Cst. Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year member of the force, died while responding to an active shooter incident earlier today. "Heidi answered the call of duty and lost her life while protecting those she served," said Bergerman. (Halifax Today)

Possible fraud, theft of public funds led to removal of senior officers of the legislature

VICTORIA - Two senior officers of the B.C. legislature who were publicly escorted out of the building in Victoria this week amid a criminal probe are being investigated for possible fraud and theft involving public funds, two sources told Postmedia News Wednesday. (Vancouver Sun)
  • Seniour staff removed from Legislature, placed on admin leave
  • New Toronto courthouse will increase downtown gang activity: police report

    TORONTO - The new Toronto courthouse under construction downtown will bring an “unprecedented number of violent criminals to a single location” and it will be “extremely difficult” to prevent gang-related violence in the vicinity of the new building, according to a secret Toronto police report. (Toronto Star)

    2Chicago cops killed by train while chasing gunman

    CHICAGO - Two Chicago police officers chasing a man with a gun were killed in a “devastating tragedy” when they were struck by a train Monday evening on the Far South Side, police said — bringing the total number of officers killed in the line of duty in 2018 to four. (Chicago Sun Times)
  • 'Devastating tragedy'
  • IIO probes New Westminster police involved shooting

    NEW WESTMINSTER - A man has died following a shooting involving officers in New Westminster. A news release from New Westminster police says the incident happened just before 10 p.m. Sunday. (The Province)

    Prolific offenders and hot spots focal point for Calgary police

    The Calgary police auto theft unit caught up with a familiar face this week, saying there’s lots of work to be done in curbing the city’s most prolific car thieves. On Wednesday, an operation manned by the specialized unit nabbed an alleged thief in a downtown Calgary parking lot. (Calgary Herald)

    Delta pilot suspected of being drunk removed from fully-loaded plane

    A Delta pilot who authorities suspect was boozed up was booted off a fully boarded plane in Minneapolis and arrested, according to new reports. Gabriel Lyle Schroeder, 37, was cuffed just after 11 a.m. Tuesday after police at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport found him reeking of alcohol and with a bottle of booze on him. (New York Post)

    2 Honolulu police officers killed in shooting near Diamond Head

    HONOLULU, Hawaii  - In what the mayor called an “unprecedented tragedy,” two police officers were fatally shot Sunday, a third was injured and at least four homes in Diamond Head were destroyed by fire in a shocking series of events that all started with an attempted eviction. (HawaiiNewsNow)

    Police chase leads suspect to drop almost $1 million on highway during pursuit

    Suspects in California stopped in the middle of a police chase to drop two cardboard boxes full of cash totalling almost $1 million dollars on the side of a road before they were apprehended by a police officer and their K9 partner named Beny.(ABC News)