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Huntington Hills gunman shot dead by Calgary police

25 Janvier 2016

A suspect in a Calgary shooting incident was shot and killed by police following a lengthy standoff that closed several blocks of a northwest community for hours Sunday evening, police confirmed in a release.

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Several police units and a helicopter were involved after police received a report of gunfire at about 4:40 p.m. MT in the northwest section of Huntington Hills.

What we didn’t know before the James Forcillo trial

22 Janvier 2016

The bystander video capturing Sammy Yatim’s death in a hail of nine bullets let the public view for itself how a teenager was shot and killed by a Toronto police officer.

It shocked and galvanized the city. It prompted an ambitious review of police use of force by a retired Supreme Court judge. Many, including legal experts, believe it is the reason Toronto police Const. James Forcillo was charged with Yatim’s murder.

Close to 40 per cent of civilians killed by police are in mental crisis

22 Janvier 2016

Jurors in Toronto are deliberating in the case of Constable James Forcillo. He's charged with second degree murder and attempted murder following that 2013 incident — the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim.
In 2014, Toronto police handled 20,000 interactions; Vancouver police, 30,000

Front-line Toronto Cops to get Military-Grade Assault Rifles

21 Janvier 2016

At a time when violence perpetrated by cops is facing intense scrutiny, Toronto Police Service is arming its front-line officers with military-grade assault rifles.

The cops have purchased 50 C8 carbine assault rifles—the same guns used by the Canadian Armed Forces—for officers working in the Greater Toronto Area's 17 divisions, according to a CBC report that was confirmed by police spokesman Mark Pugash.

Deputy chief Peter Sloly slams bloated police budget

21 Janvier 2016

Deputy Chief Peter Sloly, passed over for Toronto’s top cop job last year, says blowing up the current policing model is the only way to slay the force’s $1-billion-plus budget.

“Until policing stops being focused and driven on that reactive enforcement model, it will continue to be exponentially costly,” Sloly told a forum Friday afternoon.

Christie Blatchford: Forcillo’s use of gun brought police review a year before fatal shooting

21 Janvier 2016

Constable James Forcillo’s unusual reliance on his firearm brought him to the attention of a Toronto Police early warning system the year before he fatally shot Sammy Yatim on a downtown streetcar.

Top Mountie in B.C. terror case tells trial he had concerns about entrapment near start of police sting

20 Janvier 2016

VANCOUVER — The head of an RCMP team tasked with investigating a possible terror suspect has told a B.C. Supreme Court trial that he had concerns about entrapment and abuse of process near the start of a police sting.

Emails read in court show Sgt. Bill Kalkat asked undercover officers how they planned to avoid potential legal issues months before John Nuttall and Amanda Korody were arrested for plotting to blow up the B.C. legislature in 2013.

Nuttall and Korody were found guilty of terrorism charges last June, but the convictions have not been entered while defence lawyers argue that police entrapped their clients in a sting.

Crown lawyer Peter Eccles asked Kalkat when he began thinking about entrapment and abuse of process as possible issues.

Charges laid in theft of secret information from anti-street gang police unit

20 Janvier 2016

Charges were filed Friday in connection with secret intelligence stolen from the car of the head of the Montreal police’s anti-street gang squad while he attended a Christmas party last month.

B.C. couple found guilty of terrorism could be freed — if it’s proven RCMP facilitated bombing plan

15 Janvier 2016

VANCOUVER — “The first thing I did is, when I converted,” accused terrorist John Nuttall told an undercover RCMP officer, “my first question was, OK, how do I do the five prayers, how do I worship Allah?”

The conversation, in early June 2013, was being secretly recorded. Nuttall didn’t know he and his wife, Amanda Korody, were targets of an elaborate — possibly illegal— sting operation conducted by police, with help from Crown prosecutors.

Police breached cellphone customers' charter rights, Ontario judge rules

15 Janvier 2016

TORONTO - An Ontario court has ruled that Peel Regional Police violated cellphone customers' charter rights when requesting a broad swath of personal information from about 40,000 Telus and Rogers subscribers to help them with an investigation.

Telus and Rogers brought the Charter of Rights challenge before the court in 2014 after police asked the companies for customer cellphone information as part of an investigation into the robberies of several jewellery stores.

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