POLICE USE OF FORCE

Man Who Stabbed Tactical Team Officer ID’d – Record for Violence
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Man Who Stabbed Tactical Team Officer ID’d – Record for Violence

The man who was shot to death by a Winnipeg Police Tactical Team Officer has been identified by friends according to a CTV news report. The deceased man has been identified as Evan Caron (33) of Winnipeg. News reports indicate Caron had thirteen (13) prior criminal convictions for a number […]

WPS Tactical Team Officer Stabbed – Suspect Shot & Killed
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WPS Tactical Team Officer Stabbed – Suspect Shot & Killed

Winnipeg Police are reporting the second fatal police involved shooting in just ten (10) days. On September 23, 2017 at approximately 4:10 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the report of a stabbing in the 100 block of Madrigal Close in the Maples. Shortly after arrival, a […]

Predictable End for Gangster with Gun
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Predictable End for Gangster with Gun

It was a predictable ending for a Winnipeg gangster shot and killed by members of the Winnipeg Police Service on Wednesday. In reality, we should be surprised it hasn’t happened sooner. Is there any reason we shouldn’t expect it to happen again…and soon? We saw it coming. The proliferation of […]

WPS Officer making arrest - Screen Shot
POLICE USE OF FORCE

Time for Media to Evolve in Police Use of Force Reporting

It’s time for main stream media to evolve when it comes to police use of force reporting. I was recently contacted by a reporter from Global News who was looking for insight into a recent use of force incident involving members of the Winnipeg Police Service. The reporter asked me […]

RCMP Officer Charged with Manslaughter in 2015 Police Involved Shooting – The View From Down Here
POLICE USE OF FORCE

RCMP Officer Charged with Manslaughter in 2015 Police Involved Shooting – The View From Down Here

It was just a matter of time I suppose. On March 2nd, 2017, the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) issued a press release indicating they charged RCMP Constable Abram Letkeman with a number of offences in connection with his use of deadly force in Thompson, Manitoba on November 21, 2015. […]

POLICE OFFICERS AT SCENE OF DOUBLE HOMICIDE (PHOTO JGJ)
POLICE USE OF FORCE

The Attack on Law Enforcement Rages On – Lack of Insight & Objectivity Alarming

The horrific lack of insight and objectivity in main stream media continues to go down an extremely dark rabbit hole. The attacks on Law Enforcement persist unabated even after the recent grotesque targeted assassinations of eight (8) police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Dallas, Texas. “There’s Something Disturbing About the Way Cops […]

Front Page - Winnipeg Free Press
POLICE USE OF FORCE

Freep Swipe at US Law Enforcement Demonstrates Ignorance of Deadly Force Encounters

The front page of the Winnipeg Free Press recently illustrated the profound lack of understanding main stream media has regarding deadly force encounters with Law Enforcement. On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, the Winnipeg Police Service received a number of 911 calls reporting a female in traffic, wearing a mask and pointing […]

"Hold Your Fire" - CBC
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“Hold Your Fire” – A Missed Opportunity

“Police have become the mental healthy agency of first resort when they should be the last,” said Vancouver Police Department Chief Jim Chu (retired) at a National Police conference in 2014. Chief Chu had tremendous insight. When I opened my email yesterday I received an interesting request.  I was asked to promote a […]