Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Man and his female hostage both shot dead by police in Surrey: IIO

VANCOUVER - A man and a woman who died after a hostage-taking and shootout in Surrey’s Central City area in March were shot by police, the Independent Investigations Office says. (The Province)

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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  • 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)

    Police say man killed himself after being found in missing woman’s camper

    VANCOUVER - The search for a missing B.C. woman took an alarming turn this week after police found her camper in the Fraser Valley with a man inside. The RCMP said the camper and a truck, both registered to April Lee-Ann Christine Parisian, were discovered near the border between Abbotsford and Chilliwack on Thursday evening. (CTV)

    Newly filed court documents turn up the heat on non-cooperative RCMP

    On Friday, one of the RCMP officers involved in the October 2007 response to a disturbance call at YVR (Vancouver International Airport) which resulted in the tragic death of Polish traveller Robert Dziekanski filed an application with the Federal Court. The officer was trying to force the RCMP to release documents that he has been trying to get for seven years through an Access To Information (ATiP) request. (True North)

    Suspect named in hotel homicide after police mistakenly release murder report

    OTTAWA - The girlfriend of a man fatally stabbed in the middle of a Vanier street in April 2017 is now wanted for first-degree murder in an unrelated homicide: the Saturday night hotel beating death of an Ottawa man. (National Post)

    Police fatally shoot man

    CORNER BROOK - An on-duty police officer with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in Corner Brook shot and killed a man on Tuesday night. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. at a home on Carriage Lane. (CBC)

    1st degree murder charge laid in 20-yr-old Sudbury cold case

    Sudbury police say a 39-year-old North Bay, Ont., man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of Renee Sweeney 20 years ago. On Tuesday, police say Robert Steven Wright, also known as Steven or Steve Wright, was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder. (CBC)

    Significant changes expected this week for police watchdog

    TORONTO - Significant changes to how the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) investigate Ontario police services are expected this week. A news conference is expected in the coming days where Community Safety Minister Sylvia Jones is expected to outline new approaches for the police watchdog and also upgrades to problems with the Police Services Act as well.(Toronto Sun)

    Manhunt in Alabama after gunman shoots three cops, one fatally

    AUBURN, ALABAMA - Several police officers were shot, one fatally, in a trailer park south of here late Sunday night and a manhunt was on for the alleged gunman. (CBS)
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