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All Amherstburg frontline police now wearing body cameras

08 Février 2016

Complaints about rude police officers in Amherstburg have reportedly been nearly eliminated now that men and women on patrol are wearing body cameras.

All frontline officers of the Amherstburg Police Service have been wearing the devices since Jan. 1, which has eliminated complaints of incivility, according to chief Tim Berthiaume.

Mountie gave false information to gain access to Yellowknife home

08 Février 2016

Documents recently obtained by the CBC reveal disturbing details into a former Yellowknife RCMP constable's conduct 12 years ago.

In December 2005, the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP found Const. Chris Kosmenko improperly gained access to the home of a Yellowknife family in 2003 by giving false information to social services about the welfare of children inside the home.

Alberta watchdog to review probe of fatal police shooting in Newfoundland

01 Février 2016

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador government says a police watchdog from Alberta will conduct an independent review of the RCMP investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Newfoundland man.

Justice Minister Andrew Parsons said he asked the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team to the conduct the review after the RCMP concluded its investigation into the shooting of Donald Dunphy earlier this week

Toronto police officer charged in Distillery District shooting

29 Janvier 2016

A Toronto police officer who fired multiple bullets into a stopped car during an arrest in the Distillery District last September has been charged under the Police Services Act.

Toronto police wouldn't confirm the exact charge or charges the officer is facing.

Toronto police officers charged with obstructing justice, perjury

29 Janvier 2016

Four Toronto police officers have been arrested on charges of obstruction of justice and perjury, and a full review of their past investigations is now underway, Chief Mark Saunders said Thursday.

The officers face a total of 17 charges in relation to a 2014 drug bust, where a judge ruled police planted drugs in a car in a case of “obvious collusion.”

No special treatment: Calgary cracks down on police breaking road rules

29 Janvier 2016

Calgary police are cracking down on law enforcement officers who disobey the rules of the road, with new penalties and tighter guidelines.

The Calgary Police Service has introduced a demerit points system for officers who are caught on photo radar breaking traffic rules, as well as better education and in-car technology to monitor how officers are driving.

Update: People who knew shooter believe he suffered from mental health issues

29 Janvier 2016

The gunman who fired multiple rounds out of a Huntington Hills home before he was fatally shot by police on Sunday was confined to a wheelchair and complained online about his neighbours, the government, and police.

Inconsistent radar testing casts doubt on validity of millions of speeding tickets

29 Janvier 2016

Canadian speeders might be getting measured differently, depending on where they're caught, CBC News has found.

Police forces using the same radar equipment have different testing routines.

The finding throws into question the validity of millions of fines, demerit points and higher insurance premiums that result from speeding tickets.

Record year for traffic tickets causes backlog in Manitoba courts
Fake licence plates fooling photo radar
Drivers beware: mobile photo radar gets rolling in Quebec

FBI ran website sharing thousands of child porn images

26 Janvier 2016

WASHINGTON — For nearly two weeks last year, the FBI operated what it described as one of the Internet’s largest child pornography websites, allowing users to download thousands of illicit images and videos from a government site in the Washington suburbs.

Christie Blatchford: Verdict in Yatim shooting may be a classic compromise

26 Janvier 2016

TORONTO — It was a volley too far.

So said a jury Monday in convicting Toronto Police Const. James Forcillo of attempted murder in connection with the second round of shots he fired at Sammy Yatim in the teenager’s shooting death on a Dundas streetcar on July 27, 2013.

If the charge and finding make for curious law — Forcillo was charged both with killing and attempting to kill the same person and was acquitted of the more serious charge of murder — the verdict mirrors the widespread revulsion felt at the time by both civilian eyewitnesses and the broader public, who watched it happen almost as quickly as the actual witnesses thanks to iPhone video that was quickly uploaded online.

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