Month: April 2016

Photo by Denis Bocquet
EDITORIALS

Police Outing Sex Trade Worker Homicide Victims – Shame on Them – or Maybe Not?

It was the most bizarre turn of events I’ve witnessed in the world of criminal justice. The Winnipeg Police Homicide Unit solves the heinous killing of a young Indigenous woman and within 24 hours, the grieving family and their private investigator, Janie Duncan, hold a press conference to criticize the investigation […]

Police Looking for Suspects in Homicide Case
LOCAL NEWS

Police Looking for Suspects in Homicide Case

Members of the Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit are working on their third murder case in less than a week. On April 27, 2016, at approximately 2:20 p.m., EMS personnel responded to the area of Alexander Ave and Dee Street regarding the report of an injured man. Information received indicated […]

Police Collar Suspect in Sanderson Killing – Bizarre Twist in Postscript
LOCAL NEWS

Police Collar Suspect in Sanderson Killing – Bizarre Twist in Postscript

The Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit has made an arrest in the 2012 killing of Simone Sanderson (23). On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, Police held a press conference announcing the arrest of Kyllan James Ellis (28) of Lorette, Manitoba.  Ellis has been charged with 2nd degree murder in connection with Sanderson’s […]

Multiple Arrests in Colony Street Killing
LOCAL NEWS

Multiple Arrests in Colony Street Killing

Four (4) people are facing Manslaughter charges in the wake of a deadly beating on Colony Street in Winnipeg. On April 25, 2016, at approximately 12:30 pm, EMS personnel were dispatched to a “check the well-being” call in the 100 block of Colony Street. Upon arrival, responding units located a […]

Christina Stoyko (FB)
LOCAL NEWS

Domestic Violence Claims Victim – Troubling Start to 2016

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, the Winnipeg Police Service issued a media release reporting a homicide in the 500 block of Redwood Ave. Police advised investigators had been at the scene since 10 a.m. on April 23. The victim was reported to be an adult female in her mid 30’s […]

Detective Thane Chartrand (Photo JGJ)
EDITORIALS TOP STORIES

Life Behind the Blue Wall – An Exit Interview

You hear a lot about the “thin blue line.” The media often paints an ugly picture of it by attaching negative stereotypes and connotations to the term using it in conjunction with alleged police cover ups, secrecy and criminality. People in Law Enforcement see it a different way. The “thin […]