Tag: Police Use of Force

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 […]

Constable James Forcillo (CTV News)
EDITORIALS NATIONAL NEWS

Forcillo Jury Convicts on Attempt Murder – Focus Shifts to Mandatory Minimums

The verdict is in. Toronto Police Constable James Forcillo (32) has been found guilty of attempted murder in the 2013 shooting death of Sammy Yatim (18). He was found not guilty of charges of second degree murder and manslaughter. Forcillo pled not guilty to both charges at the start of […]

"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 […]

WPS Crime Scene Investigator (Photo JGJ)
EDITORIALS

IIU INVESTIGATION NOT ABOUT SPEED OR PLACATING JOURNOS

It’s been twelve (12) days since the newly formed Manitoba IIU (Independent Investigation Unit) caught it’s first police involved deadly force shooting case. On September 20, 2015, Haki Sefa (44) was shot and killed in an apparent armed confrontation with members of the Winnipeg Police Tactical Support Team (TST). News reports […]

Evan Cromarty (FB)
LOCAL NEWS

NO CHARGES FOR RCMP OFFICER WHO SHOT NORWAY HOUSE GANGSTER –

The Alberta Serious Response Unit (ASIRT) issued a press release today indicating no charges will be laid against the Manitoba RCMP Officer who shot twenty-one (21) year old gangster Evan Cromarty in Norway House Cree Nation on July 20, 2014. The shooting sparked considerable controversy when news broke indicating Cromarty was shot on […]