Tag: Michael MacIsaac

"Hold Your Fire" - CBC
EDITORIALS POLICE USE OF FORCE

“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 […]

ONTARIO SIU CLEARS DRPS OFFICER IN MACISAAC SHOOTING
EDITORIALS NATIONAL NEWS

ONTARIO SIU CLEARS DRPS OFFICER IN MACISAAC SHOOTING

The Ontario SIU (Special Investigations Unit) has concluded the investigation into the controversial shooting of Michael MacIsaac. In a media release, Director of the SIU, Tony Loparco, indicated, “There are no reasonable grounds to charge a Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) Officer with a criminal offence in connection with the […]

Police & Deadly Force – Are Cops Hell Bent on Killing People?
POLICE USE OF FORCE

Police & Deadly Force – Are Cops Hell Bent on Killing People?

Police use of deadly force continues to be one of the most controversial and misunderstood aspects of modern Law Enforcement. Mainstream media accounts of these events are often inflammatory, inaccurate and irresponsible. Public sentiment is frequently built on the shaky foundations built by the press.  I’m still shocked by the number […]

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 […]