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Fourth Ontario police officer dies by suicide in nine months

Fourth Ontario police officer dies by suicide in nine months Police advocates say it is time for action to help officers struggling with mental health after another Ontario officer died by suicide Wednesday. Ottawa-area Const. Roch Durivage is the fourth member of the Ontario Provincial Police to d...
by Thomas
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:51 pm
 
Forum: Human Rights Violations
Topic: Fourth Ontario police officer dies by suicide in nine months
Replies: 0
Views: 6

Sham hiring for Ontario's top cop ill served all applicants

Christie Blatchford: Sham hiring for Ontario's top cop ill served all applicants, most of all Taverner What do you call it when the fix is in, but the fixers are sufficiently inept that they couldn’t rig a one-car funeral? That’s one of the bottom lines of Ontario Integrity Commissioner J. David Wa...
by Thomas
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:33 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 127
Views: 12047

Democracy group disputes integrity commissioner’s findings

Democracy group disputes integrity commissioner’s findings that cleared Premier Doug Ford of violating ethics law The ethics report that cleared Doug Ford of breaching integrity laws in the hiring of Ron Taverner as OPP commissioner is “negligently bad” because it ignores the fact that the premier ...
by Thomas
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:15 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 127
Views: 12047

Doug Ford didn't break rules hiring Taverner

Doug Ford didn't break rules hiring Taverner, but process is flawed: integrity commissioner Ontario's integrity commissioner has found Premier Doug Ford did not break any rules when one of his close friends was hired as the province's top cop last fall, but the recruitment process itself was flawed...
by Thomas
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:52 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 127
Views: 12047

Ethics watchdog says Doug Ford ‘did not breach’ law in Ron T

Ethics watchdog says Doug Ford ‘did not breach’ law in Ron Taverner hiring Doug Ford “did not breach” the law when the Progressive Conservatives tried to install his friend Ron Taverner as Ontario Provincial Police commissioner, despite the role of the premier’s office in a “troubling” and “flawed”...
by Thomas
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:50 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 127
Views: 12047

Premier Doug Ford says he's vindicated by integrity report

Premier Doug Ford says he's vindicated by integrity report on OPP hiring TORONTO -- The recruitment process that led to the appointment of a close friend of Doug Ford as Ontario's top cop was "flawed," the province's integrity commissioner has found, but the premier himself didn't break a...
by Thomas
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:49 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 127
Views: 12047

Report proves Ron Taverner hiring was ‘rigged,’

Report proves Ron Taverner hiring was ‘rigged,’ says lawyer for fired OPP deputy commissioner An ethics report into the Progressive Conservatives’ failed bid to install Premier Doug Ford’s friend Ron Taverner as OPP commissioner proves the “bogus” hiring process was “rigged,” charges the lawyer for...
by Thomas
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:47 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 127
Views: 12047

Coroner's inquest to probe fatal shooting at OPP detachment

A coroner's inquest will be held into the death of a man who died after being shot outside an eastern Ontario OPP detachment more than a year ago. Babak Saidi was killed on Dec. 23, 2017 after reporting to the Morrisburg OPP detachment for his weekly, mandatory check-in — a condition of a previous a...
by Thomas
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:45 am
 
Forum: News
Topic: SIU probing fatal police-involved shooting at OPP detachment
Replies: 9
Views: 7615

YOU SAID IT: Bullying in the OPP

The CBC Fifth Estate program “Officer Down” that aired on March 10 was billed as being a “raw and honest insight into a culture at one of Canada’s biggest police forces that has led to a series of suicides by OPP officers,” but in my opinion it unfairly tarred an entire organization as being unsuppo...
by Thomas
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:56 am
 
Forum: Human Rights Violations
Topic: Officer down
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Officer down

Ontario’s ombudsman urged the OPP to make changes to prevent suicide among its members in 2012. Twelve officers have died by suicide since then. The Fifth Estate reveals what the OPP missed - and looks at what can be done to fix what some call a culture of bullying and harassment. Josh de Bock had ...
by Thomas
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:54 am
 
Forum: Human Rights Violations
Topic: Officer down
Replies: 1
Views: 137

New OPP boss to focus on gangs and guns

Monday’s appointment of York Regional Police Deputy Chief Thomas Carrique as the new OPP commissioner “couldn’t happen to a nicer guy”, the local force’s association president said. “I’ve known Tom for the 29 years he’s worked with York Regional Police, and Tom’s personality is such that he’s going ...
by Thomas
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:43 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 127
Views: 12047

Re: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion

Just five days after Doug Ford's long-time friend and Toronto Police Supt. Ron Taverner, 72, withdrew his name from consideration for the province's top police job, the Ontario government has announced a new choice — one who hasn't met the premier. Thomas Carrique, a 29-year veteran of the York Regi...
by Thomas
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:41 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 127
Views: 12047

Ford government names new OPP Commissioner after Taverner de

Ford government names new OPP Commissioner after Taverner declines post The newly named commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police says he has “no relationship whatsoever” with Premier Doug Ford, as the government moved to accelerate the hiring process after months of criticism stemming from the...
by Thomas
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:37 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 127
Views: 12047

The Doug Ford-Ron Taverner affair isn’t over

Ron Taverner fell on his sword. The Toronto cop said this week he would no longer seek to lead the Ontario Provincial Police. Good. The well-justified uproar over his appointment by the Progressive Conservative government of Premier Doug Ford, who happens to be his friend, made it impossible for him...
by Thomas
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:35 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 127
Views: 12047

All senior OPP officers should stand up to Ford

Taverner drops his bid to lead OPP, March 7 What would happen if all of the OPP’s senior officers were to tell Doug Ford they will not apply to be the next OPP commissioner until the premier invites recently-fired deputy OPP commissioner Brad Blair to apply for this important position? Here are thr...
by Thomas
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:33 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 127
Views: 12047
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