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Time for Ottawa police to address racial profiling 'problem': lawyer

26 Octobre 2016

An Ottawa lawyer says it’s time for the Ottawa police force to change its ways.

“The data clearly suggests the Ottawa Police Service has a significant problem,” Leo Russomanno said Monday after tuning in to the Ottawa police news conference that revealed the results of the two-year study led by York University researchers.

Russomanno has successfully represented clients in racial profiling cases.

The data revealed that people who Ottawa officers think are Middle Eastern are 3.3 times more likely to be pulled over than their percentage of the population, while people who Ottawa officers think are black are 2.3 times more likely to be pulled over than their percentage of the population.

Un policier d’Ottawa poursuivi pour propos discriminatoire envers les autochtones

25 Octobre 2016

OTTAWA – Un sergent de la police d’Ottawa fait maintenant face à deux chefs d’accusation de conduite indigne pour avoir tenus des propos inappropriés après la mort suspecte de l’artiste inuit Annie Pootoogook, a rapporté le «Ottawa Citizen» dimanche.

99 arrests in Ottawa as students confront Trudeau over pipelines

24 Octobre 2016

“I came to Ottawa today to risk arrest, and ultimately to be arrested,” Gabriel D’Astous, a recent UBC graduate, explained to Ricochet by phone. “I want to send a message to the prime minister that he must have a climate policy which respects not only climate science, but Indigenous rights, and that means rejecting the Kinder Morgan pipeline.”

“Climate leaders don’t build pipelines,” explained Sophie Birks, a McGill University student who was also arrested at the action, in a statement. “My generation wants to see real action on climate change and Indigenous rights. That starts with rejecting the Kinder Morgan pipeline.”

Ottawa police tactical officer suspended after fist fight

20 Octobre 2016

A constable with the Ottawa police tactical unit has been suspended following a fight that broke out inside police headquarters on Elgin Street last Thursday, and sources within the force are blaming a staffing shortage for tension within the specialized team's ranks.

Charges stayed against police officers in fireball blast that wounded paramedics

04 Octobre 2016

In a surprise move, the Crown stayed charges against three Ottawa police officers Thursday, finding there was no reasonable prospect of convicting them for their roles in a June 2014 training exercise blast.

Two paramedics were badly burned by a massive fireball when an explosive device used to force entry was filled with windshield washer fluid instead of water during a joint Ottawa Police Service (OPS) and RCMP exercise at a vacant house on March Road.

Enquête en cours sur des commentaires racistes attribués à un agent de police d'Ottawa

29 Septembre 2016

Le Service de police d'Ottawa (SPO) enquête sur une plainte alléguant qu'un de ses agents aurait mis en ligne des commentaires de nature raciste sur les Autochtones et sur la défunte artiste inuite Annie Pootoogook.

Officer with PTSD pleads guilty to sending sexts to complainants

25 Septembre 2016

An Ottawa police officer who was attempting to “self-soothe” his post-traumatic stress disorder by sexting female witnesses and complainants in his police investigations has pleaded guilty to 16 counts of misconduct under the Police Services Act.

L'OPP veut interdire la mendicité le long des bretelles de l'autoroute 417 à Ottawa

19 Septembre 2016

La police provinciale de l'Ontario (OPP) lance un projet pilote afin de sensibiliser les itinérants aux dangers qui guettent ceux qui mendient dans les bretelles de sortie de l'autoroute 417, à Ottawa.

Devant le QG de la police pour demander justice

28 Août 2016

Un mois après la mort d'Abdirahman Abdi, le Canadien d'origine somalienne décédé à la suite d'une intervention policière, les membres de la communauté noire d'Ottawa continuent de réclamer justice.

Une juge autochtone présidera l'enquête sur les femmes autochtones

03 Août 2016

La très attendue enquête publique nationale sur les femmes autochtones disparues ou assassinées se mettra en branle le 1er septembre.

Le mandat des commissaires sera d'examiner et de faire rapport sur les causes systémiques de la violence et de se pencher sur diverses institutions, incluant les forces policières et les services de protection à l'enfance.

Les commissaires sont dotés de certains pouvoirs en vertu de la Partie 1 de la Loi sur les enquêtes et des dispositions législatives des provinces et territoires participants.

C'est ce qui confère aux commissaires le pouvoir de se pencher sur des enjeux de compétences fédérales, provinciales ou territoriales.

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