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Avoiding causing offence is a bad reason for the OPP to with

Marni Soupcoff: Avoiding causing offence is a bad reason for the OPP to withhold crime stats Building trust with communities — especially racial minority communities — should start with transparent, public information about who police are interacting with and how People already have a complicated r...
by Thomas
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:04 am
 
Forum: Human Rights Violations
Topic: OPP's decision not to release gender "repressive and regress
Replies: 4
Views: 318

OPP's decision not to release gender "repressive and regress

OPP's decision not to release gender "repressive and regressive," human rights lawyer says A decision by Ontario's provincial police service to withhold the gender of anyone who is accused of a crime or is a victim of a crime is based on a faulty interpretation of the law and silences the...
by Thomas
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:03 am
 
Forum: Human Rights Violations
Topic: OPP's decision not to release gender "repressive and regress
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Trial begins for former OPP association brass charged with f

Trial begins for former OPP association brass charged with fraud Crown prosecutors say that the former president, vice president and chief administration officer of the Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA) used their "high ranking positions" to direct travel away from a long-stand...
by Thomas
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:19 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: RCMP charge three former high ranking members of the OPPA
Replies: 18
Views: 22402

Re: RCMP charge three former high ranking members of the OPP

Three Simcoe County residents, who were top officials of the Ontario Provincial Police officers’ union, were among five people who secretly bought a travel agency in a deal partially financed with union funds, and then directed union business to it, a Toronto jury was told Tuesday. “All five accused...
by Thomas
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:17 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: RCMP charge three former high ranking members of the OPPA
Replies: 18
Views: 22402

OPP union bosses secretly diverted union money to buy privat

OPP union bosses secretly diverted union money to buy private travel business, fraud trial hears TORONTO — Three former senior executives of the union representing Ontario Provincial Police officers, along with a Toronto lawyer and a business partner, bought a travel agency and used a consulting fi...
by Thomas
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:16 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: RCMP charge three former high ranking members of the OPPA
Replies: 18
Views: 22402

Former Ontario Provincial Police union leaders on trial for

TORONTO -- Three leaders of Ontario's provincial police union set up a scheme that used a travel company and consulting firm to defraud union members, prosecutors told the group's trial Tuesday. Crown lawyers told a Toronto court that three senior officials of the Ontario Provincial Police Associati...
by Thomas
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:13 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: RCMP charge three former high ranking members of the OPPA
Replies: 18
Views: 22402

Racial profiling penalties coming

Police officers who are guilty of race-based discrimination should face disciplinary measures that include firing, the Ontario Human Rights Commission said on Friday as it released the country's first policy on racial profiling. Profiling by law enforcement is profoundly harmful to black, Indigenous...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:14 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: Racial profiling penalties coming
Replies: 0
Views: 139

Firing from OPP felt like losing family member, Blair said

Fired after criticizing the hiring process for Ford family friend Ron Taverner to the top OPP job, the provincial police service’s former deputy commissioner is seeking a Commission of Inquiry to look at “corrupt” provincial government appointments. Brad Blair is also seeking $15 million in damages ...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:05 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 153
Views: 40023

Brad Blair appears in public for first time to call for publ

Brad Blair appears in public for first time to call for public inquiry into his allegations, launch $15-million wrongful dismissal lawsuit The fired Ontario police commander waging multiple legal battles against Progressive Conservative Premier Doug Ford appeared in public for the first time on Fri...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:05 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 153
Views: 40023

Ex-OPP officer files wrongful dismissal suit

TORONTO - A former high-ranking provincial police officer is suing the Ontario government for wrongful dismissal, alleging he was fired for speaking out against attempts to hire a friend of Premier Doug Ford's family as the province's top cop. Brad Blair also called for a public inquiry into what he...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:04 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 153
Views: 40023

Fired deputy OPP commissioner launches $15 million wrongful

Fired deputy OPP commissioner launches $15 million wrongful dismissal suit against Premier Doug Ford A former deputy Ontario Provincial Police commissioner has filed a $15 million wrongful dismissal suit against Premier Doug Ford, his departed chief of staff Dean French, and senior bureaucrats for ...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:03 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 153
Views: 40023

Ex-OPP deputy commissioner Brad Blair to speak out

Former OPP deputy commissioner Brad Blair will speak publicly for the first time Friday about his dismissal from the police service and his libel lawsuit against Premier Doug Ford. Blair has scheduled a media conference at Queen’s Park to discuss “his efforts in safeguarding the independence and cre...
by Thomas
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:32 pm
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 153
Views: 40023

Former OPP deputy commissioner launches wrongful dismissal s

Former OPP deputy commissioner launches wrongful dismissal suit TORONTO -- A former deputy Commissioner of Ontario's provincial police force is launching a $15 million wrongful dismissal lawsuit against the Ontario government. Brad Blair is also calling for a commission of inquiry to investigate wh...
by Thomas
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 153
Views: 40023

Brad Blair, ex-OPP officer, files $15M lawsuit and calls for

Brad Blair, ex-OPP officer, files $15M lawsuit and calls for public inquiry Interim commissioner of Ontario Provincial Police was fired in March Brad Blair, former interim commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, has filed a $15-million lawsuit for wrongful termination against Premier Doug Fo...
by Thomas
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:30 pm
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 153
Views: 40023

Quinte West OPP officer to be demoted after plea to PSB

Quinte West OPP officer to be demoted after plea to Professional Standards Bureau A suspended Quinte West OPP officer will likely be reinstated soon after pleading guilty Wednesday to charges of discreditable conduct from the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB). The PSB had charged 1st Class Constab...
by Thomas
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:34 pm
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: Off-duty Quinte West OPP officer charged with drunk driving
Replies: 9
Views: 3911
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