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Safety minister questioned in probe of OPP commissioner appo

Safety minister questioned in probe of OPP commissioner appointment Community Safety Minister Sylvia Jones says she’s already been questioned in the ongoing probe into the appointment of a Ford family friend to the province’s top policing job. In December, Integrity Commissioner J. David Wake annou...
by Thomas
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:59 am
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 85
Views: 7752

Attorney General announces major changes to Ontario's police

Attorney General announces major changes to Ontario's police oversight system PC government poised to dismantle reforms brought in by previous Liberal government Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative government is overhauling police oversight in Ontario, making changes to the Special Investigations ...
by Thomas
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:58 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: Attorney General announces major changes to Ontario's police
Replies: 0
Views: 10

SIU find OPP not criminally responsible for Babak Saidi shoo

MORRISBURG, Ontario – Babak Saidi, 43, was shot and killed at the Morrisburg OPP detachment office on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. Saidi was at the detachment to sign-in as was required under his court-ordered conditions. While he attended the detachment he became involved in a struggle with one officer...
by Thomas
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:56 am
 
Forum: News
Topic: SIU probing fatal police-involved shooting at OPP detachment
Replies: 8
Views: 7101

No charges for officer involved in fatal shooting at OPP det

No charges for officer involved in fatal shooting at OPP detachment Babak Saidi, 43, was shot to death at the Morrisburg, Ont., OPP detachment in 2017 Ontario's police watchdog has concluded there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an officer who shot and killed a 43-year-old...
by Thomas
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:55 am
 
Forum: News
Topic: SIU probing fatal police-involved shooting at OPP detachment
Replies: 8
Views: 7101

Tories dismantle 'unfair' and most 'anti-police' bill ever

OAKVILLE — The provincial government ripped up police oversight legislation introduced by the Liberals, calling it “unfair” and the most “anti-police” bill ever introduced in Canada. Now, the Progressive Conservative government are introducing a wide range of measures to streamline police oversight....
by Thomas
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:44 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: Tories dismantle 'unfair' and most 'anti-police' bill ever
Replies: 0
Views: 6

No charges for OPP officer in shooting death of man in Morri

Ontario's police watchdog will not charge a provincial police officer in the shooting death of a man at the Morrisburg detachment. The incident happened back in December of 2017. Babak Saidi, 43, died after he was shot five times. Eight investigators were assigned to the probe, interviewing a dozen ...
by Thomas
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:40 am
 
Forum: News
Topic: SIU probing fatal police-involved shooting at OPP detachment
Replies: 8
Views: 7101

OPP officer who shot and killed mentally ill man will not fa

OPP officer who shot and killed mentally ill man will not face charges, SIU says Ontario’s police watchdog says no charges will be filed against an Ontario Provincial Police officer over the 2017 shooting death of Babak Saidi, a mentally ill man who died in police custody in Morrisburg, Ont. In its...
by Thomas
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:39 am
 
Forum: News
Topic: SIU probing fatal police-involved shooting at OPP detachment
Replies: 8
Views: 7101

Ontario government looks to revamp police-accountability act

Ontario government looks to revamp sweeping police-accountability act that ‘overinvestigates’ officer Ontario Attorney-General Caroline Mulroney says police officers facing independent investigations languish under a "cloud of suspicion” and vowed to speed up the process as the Progressive Con...
by Thomas
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:20 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: Ontario government looks to revamp police-accountability act
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Human-rights case targets systemic discrimination within OPP

'I would hate to see you fail’: Human-rights case targets systemic discrimination within OPP After years of fighting for the same pay as her male, uniformed counterparts, Mary Silverthorn, already the second-highest ranked official in the Ontario Provincial Police service, offered to enroll in poli...
by Thomas
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:33 am
 
Forum: Human Rights Violations
Topic: Human-rights case targets systemic discrimination within OPP
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Ford government is hypocritical for cracking down on leaks

Ah, the leak. It’s as old as government itself. The only thing that’s changed is the format it comes in. It’s no longer whispered government secrets written down on parchment, secured with a wax seal and carried to its destination on horseback. These days it’s official documents tucked in envelopes ...
by Thomas
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:28 am
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 85
Views: 7752

OPP review of leaks prompts fresh concerns about Doug Ford's

OPP review of leaks prompts fresh concerns about Doug Ford's friend heading police force An Ontario government request for an Ontario Provincial Police investigation into a leak of its secret plans for healthcare has prompted fresh concerns about what will happen if a friend of Premier Doug Ford ge...
by Thomas
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:27 am
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 85
Views: 7752

Look at the OPP’s dark history to see the peril of a police

Look at the OPP’s dark history to see the peril of a police force personally loyal to Premier Doug Ford We entrust the exercise of state power to our premier hoping he will treat it as a sacred trust. Without fear or favour. Or friendship. When Doug Ford announced the handover of our all-powerful O...
by Thomas
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:25 am
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 85
Views: 7752

Horwath says Ford government undermining inquiry into Tavern

Horwath says Ford government undermining inquiry into Taverner’s OPP appointment Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is accusing Premier Doug Ford’s government of undermining an independent inquiry into the hiring of the province’s next police commissioner, and says the appointment cannot go ahead. M...
by Thomas
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:42 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 85
Views: 7752

Ontario Community Safety Minister stands by Taverner pick

Ontario Community Safety Minister stands by Taverner pick as she’s set to be interviewed in probe Ontario Community Safety Minister Sylvia Jones says she believes Premier Doug Ford’s family friend will become the province’s next police commissioner, even as she is scheduled to meet with Ontario’s I...
by Thomas
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:41 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 85
Views: 7752

GOLDSTEIN: Ford should rethink Taverner appointment

There’s one inescapable reason why Premier Doug Ford should not follow through on appointing Toronto police Supt. Ron Taverner as commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police. It’s that putting the longtime Ford family friend in charge of the OPP will put both the premier and the Progressive Conser...
by Thomas
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:24 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 85
Views: 7752
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