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Consequential questions remain about the potential revival of the SPLO program in SD61

The successful mayoralty candidate and the acclaimed Ward 4 councillor will join a fully functioning Lakeland Ridges council when they take office following the May 6 by-election. Late Thursday, May 2, the Department of Environment and Local Government announced it would lift the suspension of the Lakeland Ridge council, effective May 15. The department suspended […]

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Whistleblowers outline allegations of nepotism and retaliation within Albuquerque’s police academy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several members of the Albuquerque police academy’s training staff who were dismissed from their duties last summer filed a lawsuit Wednesday outlining allegations of nepotism and retaliation by leadership within the force.  The whistleblower complaint centers on a requirement that male cadets shave their heads with a razor daily. One cadet […]

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Civil rights attorney demands footage in fatal police chase, but city lawyer says none exists

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Civil rights attorney Ben Crump demanded Tuesday that police in a small town in Mississippi release camera footage of a chase that ended in the death of a Black teenager, but the city attorney said the police department does not use cameras. “I have been advised by the Chief that the […]

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Why did more than 1,000 people die after police subdued them with force that isn’t meant to kill?

Carl Grant, a Vietnam veteran with dementia, wandered out of a hospital room to charge a cellphone he imagined he had. When he wouldn’t sit still, the police officer escorting Grant body-slammed him, ricocheting the patient’s head off the floor. Taylor Ware, a former Marine and aspiring college student, walked the grassy grounds of an […]

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Feds eye ‘more responsive’ models for RCMP’s contract policing across Canada

The Liberal government is looking for ways to improve policing services provided under contract by the RCMP across Canada — eyeing everything from overall cost and sustainability to stronger oversight and accountability. Among the possibilities are “more responsive” police service models that could involve closer integration of the RCMP and community social services, say internal […]

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Victoria police notebook left in possession of suspected criminal for eight days

Police in Victoria say they are looking into digital alternatives after another lost notebook resulted in a privacy breach affecting 54 people. The latest case happened in February when an officer serving a search warrant mistakenly left a notebook at the scene. Police say the notebook containing the personal information of 54 people was in […]

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Meriden officer suspended for 5 days after video shows him punching a motorist while off duty

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer was suspended for five days and arrested on assault charges after punching a motorist during an altercation while off duty in December. Dash cam video obtained by WTIC-TV, FOX 61, following a freedom of information request, shows Meriden police Corporal Allen Ganter punching the motorist, Thomas Brocuglio, […]

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Bodycam video shows police saving residents from Maui wildfire, keeping people out of burn zone

HONOLULU (AP) — An officer sprinted from house to house in the historic town of Lahaina, Hawaii, alerting people to the approaching inferno. Another coughed and swore as he drove through thick smoke past burning buildings with people he rescued crammed in the back seat. With no ambulance available, one officer offered to bring a […]

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Tennessee officials to pay $125K to settle claim they arrested a man for meme about fallen officer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee have settled a First Amendment lawsuit for $125,000, the plaintiff’s attorneys said Monday. The suit was filed by a man who said he was arrested over a disparaging social media post about a law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty. Joshua Andrew Garton was arrested in […]

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As Peel Police breaks ground on massive facility questions linger about its future and how community safety should be funded

On October 4th Peel Police put shovels in the ground for a new operations facility to support public safety needs in the rapidly growing region. The investment in a space that will house more than 700 staff comes as the future of Peel Police remains unclear, with the dissolution of regional government in 2025, and […]

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The police chief who led a raid of a small Kansas newspaper has been suspended

The police chief who led a highly criticized raid of a small Kansas newspaper has been suspended, the mayor confirmed to The Associated Press on Saturday. Marion Mayor Dave Mayfield in a text said he suspended Chief Gideon Cody on Thursday. He declined to discuss his decision further and did not say whether Cody was […]

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Nova Scotia RCMP street check apology needed, says minister who cites own experience

HALIFAX — The RCMP’s promise to apologize for street checks that targeted Black people is being welcomed by the new African Nova Scotian Affairs minister, but she says she is more interested in what it will mean for future police conduct. Twila Grosse says she has first-hand experience: she was pulled over by police during […]

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