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Inquest hears of final hours of man shot dead by Toronto police

06 Avril 2016

One day before he was shot dead by Toronto police, Ian Pryce showed up unannounced on the doorstep of his former neighbour “erratic,” “desperate” and clearly in need of help.

“I’ve never seen him so antsy. I was really concerned for him at that time,” said Cindy Marshall, who befriended a young Pryce when he lived next door to her in about 2010. “He looked a lot different. He’d lost a lot of weight . . . I didn’t recognize him.”

Siksika man's broken facial bones blamed on RCMP 'abuse'

06 Avril 2016

RCMP making an arrest are alleged to have battered an Alberta First Nation man's head, hauled him naked from his home and taken him to a detachment before realizing he needed an ambulance, say his family, who are accusing the police of racism and brutality.

Christian Duckchief, 23, is recovering from a broken eye socket, a fractured cheek bone, a fracture to the back of his head and a broken nose.

Projet Montréal wants independent probe into fatal police raid

06 Avril 2016

Why Jean-Pierre Bony was in a Montreal North apartment that was raided by police last week, or what exactly his role in the alleged drug ring bust was isn’t what matters most, said Projet Montréal borough mayor candidate Kerlande Mibel on Tuesday.

What matters, Mibel said, is knowing why the 46-year-old was reportedly shot in the head with a rubber bullet while he was trying to run away.

“It’s not a question of whether or not (Bony) was an angel,” she said. “It’s about whether there are other means that can be used to stop someone. Was that the only way? There was no one in danger at that point.”

Dany Villanueva granted bail, other suspect dies of injuries after Montreal raid

05 Avril 2016

Arrested in connection with a recent Montreal North drug raid that took a deadly turn, Dany Villanueva was granted bail and released on Monday until his eventual trial.

Villanueva, who faces drug trafficking charges, was arrested at his home in Repentigny last Thursday while police raided a Montreal North apartment they believed was used as headquarters for an alleged drug ring.

During the raid, a Montreal police officer shot 46-year-old Jean-Pierre Bony with a rubber bullet as he tried to escape. After he spent the weekend hospitalized in critical condition, police confirmed his death on

Andrew Loku police shooting: Why can't we know who pulled the trigger?

03 Avril 2016

In December 1990, a young burglary suspect was shot five times in a King St. E alleyway by an undercover Metro Toronto police officer.

It was among the first cases taken on by the nascent Special Investigations Unit, the civilian agency formed that same year to probe serious injury or deaths involving police. In the hours after the shooting, the SIU summoned OPP investigators to the scene, then promptly released basic information to the public — including the name of the officer who pulled the trigger.

Councillors want review of SIU through ‘anti-black racism’ lens

03 Avril 2016

Citing a growing lack of public trust, a trio of Toronto city councillors called Friday for a provincial review of Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) “with an anti-black racism lens.”

Councillors Mike Layton, Kristyn Wong-Tam and Gord Perks won unanimous approval for their motion requesting a provincial review of police services in Toronto and of the SIU, to be conducted by Premier Kathleen Wynne, the minister responsible for the new Anti-Racism Directorate, and others.

Council motion to review SIU through 'anti-black racism' lens passes unanimously

03 Avril 2016

Toronto city council voted unanimously Friday in favour of a motion that asks the province to review police services in Toronto and Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) through an "anti-black racism lens."

Earlier Friday, Mayor John Tory confirmed at a news conference that he would be voting in favour of the motion.

N.W.T. judge questions RCMP's treatment of 13-year-old sexual assault victim

31 Mars 2016

A Crown prosecutor is moving to have an Alberta man declared a dangerous offender in a case that raises questions about the RCMP's treatment of victims of sexual assault.

Last month, Cody Durocher was convicted of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in Hay River, N.W.T. It was his third sexual assault conviction.

P.E.I. RCMP officer cleared of wrongdoing in 2014 arrest

31 Mars 2016

An investigation into an incident in which a mentally-ill P.E.I. woman was injured while being taken into custody has found no wrongdoing on the the part of the RCMP officer, and no charges will be laid.

The investigation was carried out by Nova Scotia's Serious Incident Response Team, or SiRT, which independently investigates all serious incidents which arise from the actions of police in Nova Scotia, as well as occasionally in P.E.I.

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