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Suicide the leading cause of Ontario gun deaths: CMAJ study

A new study indicates that suicide is the leading cause of firearm-related death in Ontario, with older men in rural areas making up the majority of those fatalities.

Man pretending to be an officer loses his lookalike police car, goes to jail

Despite his pleas with the court, a Midland man on disability benefits has lost his Chevrolet Malibu, which was equipped to look like an unmarked Ontario Provincial Police criminal investigations vehicle.

Sgt. Mike Ashcroft wins Dalhousie’s Bruce MacPhail Award for 2020

Sgt. Mike Ashcroft was hired as a patrol constable by the West Vancouver Police Department in 2005 and has served in the Patrol Division, Investigation and Intelligence Division as the Intelligence Officer and Confidential Informant Co-ordinator. He currently serves as the NCO in charge of the Major Investigations Team.
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Children of law enforcement need open communication

The recent outpouring of negative press regarding law enforcement is an opportunity and reminder to “check in” on our loved ones. Children of law enforcement can especially be at risk of being negatively affected by what they are seeing and hearing. They may not have developed the skills and ability to fully process and understand the historical — as well as the social and political — circumstances behind the negative comments being made about law enforcement. » Read more

A constant work in progress: Canadian corrections and internal race relations

“Corrections has long been criticized for being an industry that can carry a stigma of biases, hate, discrimination and exclusion,” writes our Corrections Corner columnist. » Read more

Canadians have a largely favourable view of police: Poll

Canadians have a largely favourable view of police in their communities but Indigenous people, members of visible minority groups and younger Canadians are more likely to have had bad experiences and to feel threatened in the presence of police, a new poll suggests. » Read more

Roadside ‘strip search’ reasonably conducted: cocaine admissible

A strip search performed in a mall parking lot was reasonable in the circumstances and the cocaine found in an accused’s groin area was admissible as evidence. In R. v. Byfield, 2020 ONCA 515, plain clothed police officers conducted surveillance on a house after receiving a confidential tip from an untested informer that an individual was selling drugs from it. » Read more
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