Month: March 2014

HOMICIDE UNIT TAKES DOWN ANDREWS STREET MURDER SUSPECT
LOCAL NEWS

HOMICIDE UNIT TAKES DOWN ANDREWS STREET MURDER SUSPECT

On January 19, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., WPS officers and other emergency personnel responded to a residence in the 200 block of Andrews Street regarding an injured male. Upon arrival Police located a deceased male victim identified as Justin Desmarais (24) years.  The cause of death was determined to be the […]

JUDGE SPANKS GANGSTER – Gives Thug Reality Check
NEWS

JUDGE SPANKS GANGSTER – Gives Thug Reality Check

Provincial Court Judge Lynn Stannard gave a Winnipeg gangster a much-needed reality check when she sentenced him to four (4) years in a Federal Prison last week. Mouneer Mohamed (19), a Winnipeg thug Police believe has ties to the African Mafia street gang, was facing a number of drug trafficking […]

The Shooting of Michael MacIsaac – Justified or Not?
EDITORIALS NATIONAL NEWS

The Shooting of Michael MacIsaac – Justified or Not?

There is little doubt Police involved shootings are some of the most misunderstood, controversial issues that face Law Enforcement. Unrealistic public expectations regarding the use of less than lethal force or suggestions that sharp shooting Police Officer’s should wing suspects in the arms or legs do little to further the […]

SEX, HOOKERS & THE THIN BLUE LINE
EDITORIALS LOCAL NEWS

SEX, HOOKERS & THE THIN BLUE LINE

It didn’t take long for Winnipeg’s elite crime reporting duo to dig up the dirt regarding the criminal charges laid against Winnipeg Police Officer Remi Van Den Driessche (39). Yesterday, the WPS announced the Officer was charged with nine (9) serious crimes that include; Sexual Assault Breach of Trust x […]

WPS SHOULDER FLASHES
LOCAL NEWS

WPS OFFICER FACING SERIOUS CRIMINAL CHARGES

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, the Winnipeg Police Service issued a press release indicating one of their own had been charged with a number of serious criminal offences. Police report that in June of 2013 the WPS Professional Standards Unit commenced a criminal investigation into the conduct of a WPS […]

BAD DNA, GUNS & A HOCKEY STICK – A Winnipeg Story
EDITORIALS LOCAL NEWS

BAD DNA, GUNS & A HOCKEY STICK – A Winnipeg Story

How does a retiring NYPD veteran, bad DNA, a Glock 9 mil and a hockey stick all combine to result in the senseless killing of three (3) innocent people on the mean streets of Winnipeg? Crime reporter Mike McIntyre put a few pieces of the puzzle together this weekend in […]

THE DARK SIDE OF HUMANITY – A View from the Inside
EDITORIALS LAW & ORDER LOCAL NEWS

THE DARK SIDE OF HUMANITY – A View from the Inside

It turns out I wasn’t the only one perplexed by a Court of Queen’s Bench Judge’s decision to acquit an offender in a  horrific domestic violence case. Several Police Insider readers joined me expressing outrage and disgust. If you missed the story I’ll recap….. On October 21, 2009, twenty-four (24) […]

Judge’s Findings in Grotesque Attempt Murder Case and Indictment of Justice
EDITORIALS LOCAL NEWS

Judge’s Findings in Grotesque Attempt Murder Case and Indictment of Justice

Crime reporter James Turner wasn’t kidding when he told me the facts surrounding the shooting of a twenty-two (22) year old mother of two were horrific. Turner wrote an abbreviated version of the story which was published in the Winnipeg Free Press last week. The Police Insider weighed in and […]