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Martha Street Assault Morphs into Homicide
LOCAL NEWS

Martha Street Assault Morphs into Homicide

The Winnipeg Police Service has charged a man in the 13th homicide of the year. On June 19, 2017 at approximately 11:10 p.m., members of the WPS Cadets and EMS were in the 100 block of Martha Street when they were summoned by bystanders to assist a man who had been […]

Police Work Pair of Weekend Homicides
LOCAL NEWS

Police Work Pair of Weekend Homicides

The Winnipeg Police Service’s Homicide Unit was kept busy this weekend working a pair of unrelated killings. On Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 4:30 a.m., a WPS Patrol Unit observed a number of people gathered in front of a residence in the 500 block of Spence Street and stopped to […]

Christopher Matthew Brass (34) - WPS Handout
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Winnipeg Gangster Charged in 3rd Killing – RPS Investigating Agency

People who like to say, “good things come in threes” have never met Christopher Brass. Brass is a Winnipeg gangster sitting in the Provincial Remand Centre awaiting trial on 2nd degree murder and manslaughter charges in two unrelated city homicides. He just caught a third murder charge. On Friday, June […]

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Police Make Arrest in Kennedy Street Homicide

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the Winnipeg Police Service issued a news release announcing an arrest in a recent downtown homicide. On May 23, 2017 at 3:15 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of an injured man in the 300 block of Kennedy Street. Upon arrival, a twenty-two (22) […]

Manitoba Justice – Separating the “Wheat from the Chaff”
EDITORIALS

Manitoba Justice – Separating the “Wheat from the Chaff”

There’s an old saying about sympathy. It’s an off colour retort regarding where you can find it. Lucky for Sandra Dignard, a 37-year-old mother of four, sympathy is not so hard to find in Manitoba Justice. Enter Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Sheldon W. Lanchbery. “I’m not without heart. I’m not a fan […]

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LOCAL NEWS

Downtown Stabbing Claims Life – Police Investigating

On May 23, 2017 at 3:15 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of an injured man in the 300 block of Kennedy Street. Upon arrival, a twenty-two (22) year old man was located outside of an apartment block suffering from an upper-body stab wound. The man was transported to […]

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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 […]

Christopher Matthew Brass (34) - WPS Handout
LOCAL NEWS

Charges Laid in Two Unsolved Killings – Homicide Unit Batting One Thousand

The Winnipeg Police Service’s Homicide Unit is batting one thousand after laying charges in two recent unsolved homicides. On May 17, 2017, the WPS issued a news release announcing the arrests. The first incident occurred on February 8, 2017 at approximately 10:10 am when EMS personnel responded to the area of Powers Street […]