Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Dramatic police takedown of stabbing suspect

"Force doesn't look pretty," says police Sgt. Jason Robillard. Vancouver police have responded to public criticisms about level of force after a video of a police takedown was shared online.(The Province)

Amish man hit with DUI after sideswiping car with buggy

An allegedly hammered Amish man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after his horse and buggy sideswiped a car in Kentucky. (Toronto Sun)

Dozens of Memphis officers injured in unrest after fatal police shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Armed officers and an angry crowd faced off after a Tennessee man was fatally shot by U.S. Marshals in a working-class Memphis neighborhood. (AP)

Mountie acquitted in Dziekanski case files complaint alleging ‘Brass’ interference

A Mountie who was acquitted of perjury in the Robert Dziekanski case has filed a complaint alleging his superiors were involved in interfering with legal processes in the matter. (The Province)

Toronto cop killer seeks parole

In less than three weeks, the parents of Toronto Police Const. Todd Baylis will travel to Abbotsford, B.C. for the parole hearing of Clinton Junior Gayle — the convicted crack-dealer and illegal immigrant sentenced to life in prison for the 1994 shootings that claimed their firstborn and nearly killed his partner, Michael Leone. (Toronto Sun)

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)

VPD officers investigated over relationships with officer who took her own life

Internal investigations have been launched against two Vancouver police officers over their relationships with a subordinate who died by suicide in January. Const. Nicole Chan took her own life amid a battle with mental health and depression. But now, her family is speaking out for the first time, insisting there was another major stressor in her life leading up to her death. (CTV)

RCMP arrest four drunken men on stag party flight to Vegas

The RCMP arrested four men from Manchester headed to a stag party in Las Vegas after they became so rowdy, the crew had to make an emergency landing in Winnipeg to kick them off the flight. (The Province)

The good, the bad, and the ugly of Surrey’s police plan

Now that Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum has finally released his vision for a new local police force, it’s time to break down the good, the bad and the ugly of his master plan. (The Province)

Surrey RCMP arrest armed suspect in stolen vehicle

Surrey RCMP said Monday they arrested and charged a “known offender” for allegedly stealing a truck while possessing a loaded firearm last week. Benjamin James Gilleland, a 33-year-old Surrey resident, is facing three firearms-related charges, two charges for possession of stolen property, and six charges of breaching probation or recognizance orders, among other offences. (Global News)