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Top court clears way for suing police

Top court clears way for suing police; men waited until criminal charges over TORONTO — Canada’s top court has paved the way for a pair of separate civil lawsuits to proceed by affirming earlier rulings that two men alleging police assaulted them were justified in waiting for their criminal proceed...
by Thomas
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:14 pm
 
Forum: Lawsuits Against Police
Topic: Top court clears way for suing police
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Ombudsman mulls new probe after 3 OPP officers commit suicid

Ombudsman mulls new probe after three Ontario officers take their own lives TORONTO -- Ontario's ombudsman is mulling whether to take another look at how provincial police deal with officers who suffer serious stress on the job and, in some cases, end up killing themselves. In a statement on Tuesda...
by Thomas
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:37 am
 
Forum: Human Rights Violations
Topic: Ombudsman mulls new probe after 3 OPP officers commit suicid
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Judge to rule on Aylmer press freedom case in October

ST. THOMAS – 2 (b) or not 2 (b) – that is the question. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms section enshrining freedom of the press as a fundamental right was central in both the defence and Crown arguments at the trial Wednesday of two Aylmer journalists accused of obstructing justice. At stake, sai...
by Thomas
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:29 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: Journalists rally to support local OPP-arrested reporters
Replies: 7
Views: 871

OPP commissioner announces retirement

Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Vince Hawkes is calling it a career. The force’s top cop since early 2014, Hawkes will retire, his last day being Nov. 2. Hawkes has been with the OPP for more than 34 years. His career saw him start out as a front-line constable. He went on to work in forensic...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:26 pm
 
Forum: News
Topic: OPP commissioner announces retirement
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Senior OPP management blasted for bungled handling of suicid

Christie Blatchford: Senior OPP management blasted for bungled handling of suicidal officer The arbitrator wrote ‘the OPP turned a “blind eye” to the information it had and allowed the situation to deteriorate until X attempted suicide’ at work The Ontario Provincial Police so botched the return to...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:25 pm
 
Forum: Human Rights Violations
Topic: OPP created safety risk for employees by mishandling mentall
Replies: 1
Views: 300

OPP created safety risk for employees by mishandling mentall

OPP created safety risk for employees by mishandling mentally ill constable, arbitrator finds Arbitrator orders the OPP to develop a system, following multiple grievance cases An arbitrator is ordering the Ontario Provincial Police to develop a protocol addressing disability management issues by th...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:20 pm
 
Forum: Human Rights Violations
Topic: OPP created safety risk for employees by mishandling mentall
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Cop accused of local harassment allegedly shot himself in le

An OPP officer, who is alleged to have shot himself in the leg two years ago and falsely claiming the injury happened during an attempted carjacking, faces new criminal charges for allegedly harassing a London-area woman. An OPP officer facing criminal charges for allegedly harassing a London-area ...
by Thomas
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:54 pm
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP officer faces charges of criminal harassment and mischie
Replies: 8
Views: 485

OPP officer charged in relation to domestic investigation

OPP say they are not at liberty to reveal details about the officer due to the domestic nature of the investigation, which is ongoing An OPP officer remains on the job after being charged in connection to a domestic investigation on Thursday (Sept. 6). OPP say the officer, a provincial constable wi...
by Thomas
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:50 pm
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP officer charged in relation to domestic investigation
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Defence declines to present evidence in local journalists' t

ST. THOMAS – The next phase of a courtroom debate over freedom of the press will wait until next week. After a brief court appearance Monday in the Ontario Court of Justice, the trial of Aylmer Express publisher John Hueston, 67, and his son, the newspaper’s editor Brett Hueston, 33, was adjourned u...
by Thomas
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:16 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: Journalists rally to support local OPP-arrested reporters
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Accused harasser cop allegedly shot self in leg in 2016

Accused harasser cop allegedly shot self in leg in 2016, documents show An OPP officer, who is alleged to have shot himself in the leg two years ago and falsely claiming the injury happened during an attempted carjacking, faces new criminal charges for allegedly harassing a London-area woman. An OP...
by Thomas
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:59 am
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP officer faces charges of criminal harassment and mischie
Replies: 8
Views: 485

OPP Constable charged with criminal offence

An officer with the Ontario Provincial Police remains on active duty after being charged with a criminal offence. OPP Sergeant Peter Leon says the incident happened while the constable was off duty. Leon would not reveal the constable’s gender, but says they were arrested on Thursday. It’s not clear...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:37 am
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP officer charged with criminal offence
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Man shot by OPP officer near Wingham

The SIU is investigating a police shooting near Wingham that sent a 30-year-old man to hospital. They say the man was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by an OPP officer shortly after midnight Friday on Whitechurch Street. The man exited the vehicle while the driver drove away from the scene...
by Thomas
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:53 pm
 
Forum: News
Topic: Man shot by OPP officer near Wingham
Replies: 0
Views: 90

OPP Commissioner announces retirement

The Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Vince Hawkes is preparing to leave the force causing a major shakeup in the ranks. CTV Barrie obtained a memorandum posted by the commissioner to the OPP’s internal website on September 5. “It is with mixed emotions that I announce my decision to retire fro...
by Thomas
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:52 pm
 
Forum: Human Rights Violations
Topic: 3 OPP officers take their own lives over a three-week period
Replies: 13
Views: 1724

Central Region OPP Officer Charged

(ORILLIA, ON) – On Thursday September 6, 2018, as a result of an ongoing investigation, an officer from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), who currently holds the rank of Provincial Constable and is assigned to a Central Region detachment was arrested and charged with a criminal offence that occur...
by Thomas
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP officer charged with criminal offence
Replies: 3
Views: 197

OPP Officer Charged

The provincial police force says the accused is a 6-year veteran and will remain on active duty. An OPP constable assigned to the Central Region detachment is facing charges. The provincial police force says the incident happened on Thursday while the officer was off duty. They say the Central Regi...
by Thomas
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:48 pm
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP officer charged with criminal offence
Replies: 3
Views: 197
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