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Toronto cop docked eight days’ pay after judge finds his account of drug arrest ‘simply could not have happened’

A Toronto police officer blasted by an Ontario judge for testifying “with little regard for truth or accuracy” — leading to an arbitrary detention and the collapse of a gun and drug prosecution — has been docked eight days’ pay at a police disciplinary hearing.… Read More »Toronto cop docked eight days’ pay after judge finds his account of drug arrest ‘simply could not have happened’

Ottawa’s drug law reform doesn’t do enough to tackle systemic racism, advocates say

Ottawa must repeal drug possession laws if it is serious about cracking down on systemic racism in the justice system, researchers and advocates say. Last week, the federal government tabled Bill C-22, which was hailed for the most part as a progressive piece of criminal… Read More »Ottawa’s drug law reform doesn’t do enough to tackle systemic racism, advocates say

The RCMP now has a ‘cultural humility’ training course. We asked four experts to review it for us

A mandatory online training course called “Cultural Awareness and Humility” that was rolled out last fall for all RCMP members and touted by the commissioner as an example of the force’s efforts to modernize misses the mark on many levels, according to experts who have… Read More »The RCMP now has a ‘cultural humility’ training course. We asked four experts to review it for us

Police in Ottawa area arrest 16 in connection with wholesale drug trafficking

OTTAWA – A nine-month investigation has led to 16 arrests and 138 criminal charges, mainly drug-trafficking counts, in eastern Ontario and Quebec, police say. The Ontario Provincial Police say they executed 12 search warrants in Ottawa as well as Gatineau and Luskville, Que., last Thursday… Read More »Police in Ottawa area arrest 16 in connection with wholesale drug trafficking