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Finger Pointed in Woman’s Death – “Its Just Another Native Woman”
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Finger Pointed in Woman’s Death – “Its Just Another Native Woman”

“Because it’s just another native woman. Just another native woman that passed away. Just another native woman who goes missing.” Eleanor Sinclair Those are the sentiments expressed by a grieving mother who recently lost her pregnant daughter in a tragic series of events. Eleanor Sinclair has many questions for the […]

WPS Forensic Investigator Seizes Clothing Item (Photo JGJ)
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2017 Murder in River City – Year in Review

The Winnipeg Police Service’s Homicide Unit continued to lead Western Canadian Police Agencies when it comes to solving the ultimate crime. In 2017, the WPS investigated a total of twenty-three (23) homicides solving all but one case. That translates to a solvency rate of 95.65%. In 2016, the WPS Homicide […]

Joy to the World – Maybe Not So Much for Police, Fire and EMS Workers
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Joy to the World – Maybe Not So Much for Police, Fire and EMS Workers

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse… In reality, a lot of terrible shit goes down over the Holidays in the violent crime and murder capital of Canada. While most people view Christmas as a peaceful, joyous time […]

Spike in Youth Involved Homicide Largely Ignored
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Spike in Youth Involved Homicide Largely Ignored

If a tree falls in the forest and no ones around to hear it, does it make a sound? If youth involved homicide in Winnipeg spikes and the media doesn’t bother to report it, does anyone care? That’s a question we need to ask ourselves given that we’ve seen what […]

Police Investigate Murder – One Deceased, One Critical
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Police Investigate Murder – One Deceased, One Critical

After a period of relative calm, members of the Winnipeg Police Service’s Homicide Unit suddenly find themselves working a case of bloodletting that very nearly morphed into a double murder investigation. On December 13, 2017, at approximately 2:35 a.m., EMS personnel responded to the 100 block of Charles Walk regarding […]

Impaired Arrests Troubling for Chief – Testy Presser Streamed Live on FB
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Impaired Arrests Troubling for Chief – Testy Presser Streamed Live on FB

It was a tough day at the office today for Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth. Smyth called a hasty presser this afternoon to share disturbing news regarding recent arrests of two off duty WPS officers. Smyth provided the following information; On Monday, November 20, 2017, an off duty WPS officer […]

New Charges for Officer Involved in Fatal Hit & Run – Tessler
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New Charges for Officer Involved in Fatal Hit & Run – Tessler

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba announced further charges today against a Winnipeg Police Officer charged in connection with a fatal traffic accident. Constable Justin Holz (34) was previously charged with Impaired Driving Causing Death and Failure to Stop at the Scene of an Accident Involving Death in connection with […]

Silence Deafening When Script Flipped in Domestic Violence Cases
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Silence Deafening When Script Flipped in Domestic Violence Cases

I find it interesting. The lack of outrage expressed when a man is killed in a domestic violence homicide that is… On November 1, 2017 at approximately 2:10 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the report of an injured man in the area of Martha Street and Henry Avenue. On arrival, […]