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Scottish police advise US officers on alternatives to shooting unarmed people

08 February 2016

In the wake of several high profile cases of police killing unarmed individuals in the US, co-operation with a more peaceful police force in Scotland may herald changes amid a deeply embedded culture of violence and guns.

Scottish police have advised and helped train a group of US police chiefs in how to deal with unarmed people, especially when it comes to verbal communication and how to de-escalate tense conflict.

La police de San Francisco fait à son tour l'objet d'une enquête

08 February 2016

Le ministère américain de la Justice a annoncé lundi l'ouverture d'une vaste enquête sur la police de San Francisco, dans le sillage d'un retentissant scandale causé par la mort dans la ville californienne d'un Noir de 26 ans abattu par des policiers.

Les policiers de Longueuil poursuivent une citoyenne

08 February 2016

LONGUEUIL | La Fraternité des policiers et policières de Longueuil a décidé de poursuivre au civil Carole Thomas qui avait affirmé avoir été agressée sexuellement en 2014.

What's changed since Sammy Yatim died

08 February 2016

Following the death of Sammy Yatim, Toronto police commissioned an independent review of use of force, looking specifically at encounters between officers and people in crisis.

Written by retired Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci, the report — based on a year of research — makes 84 recommendations to Toronto police, with the aim of eliminating fatal encounters with police.

Police forces need culture change: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

08 February 2016

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a change in culture is needed within Canadian police forces to ensure indigenous people are treated the same as everyone else.

Trudeau told a CBC forum Sunday night that a "pervasive culture" in police forces, governments and religious communities has led to indigenous people being less valued.

He said that culture must be changed and he predicted the push for change will come from the Canadian people.

Hamilton cop found guilty of perjury, obstruction

08 February 2016

A veteran Hamilton police detective who encouraged an informant to plant a gun at a home so he could obtain a search warrant from a justice of the peace has been convicted of three criminal charges.

Superior Court Justice Catrina Braid convicted Det.-Const. Robert Hansen, 41, a 12-year veteran of the force, of one count of perjury and two counts of obstructing justice on Friday.

SIU clears Toronto police officer in shooting of fleeing suspect

08 February 2016

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has cleared a Toronto police officer of any wrongdoing after he shot a fleeing suspect in the North York last spring.

The investigation concluded that the officer “did not exceed the bounds of legally justifiable force” upon confronting the suspect, SIU director Tony Loparco said in a released statement.

All Amherstburg frontline police now wearing body cameras

08 February 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 February 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.

Un policier veut poursuivre la famille d'un Noir qu'il a lui-même abattu

01 February 2016

Se disant victime de stress post-traumatique, un policier de Chicago, dans le nord des États-Unis, songe à intenter un procès à la famille d'un jeune noir qu'il a lui-même abattu par balle, rapportaient vendredi les médias américains.

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