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“Systemic weaknesses” at N.L. chief medical examiner’s office

A review of Newfoundland and Labrador’s chief medical examiner’s office has found that the loss of a key piece of evidence in a murder investigation — a baby’s brain — was a “complex error” triggered by “systemic weaknesses” that left the organization vulnerable.

Authorities find four stowaways in shipping container

Four men found in a shipping container at the Port of Montreal were dehydrated and likely had been in the storage unit for many days, authorities said.

StatsCan says number of police reported pot offences down again

Statistics Canada says there were about 55,000 offences related to marijuana reported to police in 2016, which is about 6,000 fewer than reported the year before, despite the fact that overall, the percentage of Canadians who consume the drug has gone up over time.
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Calgary police report spike in gun violence

Calgary police say there were 45 shootings in 2017 compared to just 37 in 2016 and more than 100 guns connected to crime have been seized. » Read more...

Big data is nothing new in the investigative environment

“Big Data” has multiple personal definitions for people across many spectrums. As investigators, whether frontline uniform officers or secondary investigative units, the proper collection, analysis, interpretation and sharing of this information is becoming more critical in all investigations. » Read more...

Police called “to aggressively pursue” people inciting hatred

Quebec’s immigration minister urged police to aggressively target citizens who encourage hateful speech, in reaction to a spate of racist and anti-immigrant incidents in the province over the past couple of weeks. » Read more...

What drug dealing ‘darknet’ sites have in common with eBay

AlphaBay, the now-shuttered online marketplace that authorities say traded in illegal drugs, firearms and counterfeit goods, wasn’t all that different from any other e-commerce site, court documents show. » Read more...

Great Lakes Police Motorcycle Training Seminar

Date: Aug. 16-19, 2017
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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National Internal Affairs Investigators Association

Date: Aug. 21-24, 2017
Location: Savannah, Ga.
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Durham Regional Police Assoc. Golf Tournament

Date: Aug. 23, 2017
Location: Ajax, Ont.
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First Responder Mental Health Symposium

Date: Sept. 16, 2017
Location: Summerside, P.E.I.
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International Women & Law Enforcement Conference

Date: Sept. 17-21, 2017
Location: Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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