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Charges Laid in Main Street Murder
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Charges Laid in Main Street Murder

The Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit restored its one hundred percent solvency rate after charging a suspect in the Cities latest killing. On July 19, 2017, the WPS issued a press release announcing the arrest of Eric John Guimond (57) of Winnipeg who has been charged with 2nd degree murder […]

WPS Forensic Investigator Seizes Clothing Item (Photo JGJ)
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No End in Sight for Indigenous Bloodletting – MMIWG in Death Throes

It’s hard to find a reason to be optimistic regarding the plight of Indigenous people in the City of Winnipeg. The violence rages unabated with little hope or cure in sight. Those who believed the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls was the path to change […]

Police Lay Charges in North End Homicide – Gang & Drug Related
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Police Lay Charges in North End Homicide – Gang & Drug Related

On Friday, June 23, 2017, the Winnipeg Police Service issued a press release announcing the arrest of a suspect in a recent North End murder. On Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 6:15 p.m., EMS personnel responded to the report of a “male down” in the front yard of a residence […]

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

Michael Tylor Fless - WPS Handout
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Police Seek Murder Suspect – Shooting Investigation Evolves

On November 28, 2016, members of the Winnipeg Police Service and RCMP responded to two separate shooting incidents involving three (3) victims. In the first incident, a man was shot and critically injured in the 400 block of Pritchard Ave. The victim was identified as Benjamin Franklin Traverse (39) of […]

The Day the Music Died – SCC Decision Delivers Death Blow to Canadian Justice
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The Day the Music Died – SCC Decision Delivers Death Blow to Canadian Justice

“I can’t remember if I cried when I read about his widowed bride, but something touched me deep inside, the day, the music died.” Don McLean I’m not sure what day it was when the music died but I do recall the day Canadian justice did. It was July 8, […]

Sydney Bercovich (WFP Obits)
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Sun Sets on Law Courts Icon – 13th Juror Rests Easy

The world of criminal justice recently suffered a heartbreaking setback. It’s not the kind of setback you’ll read about on the front pages of the National Post or find in the pages of CanLii but its a loss of epic proportions nonetheless. On June 12, 2016, Sydney “Syd” Bercovich (83) quietly passed […]

2015 Murder in River City – Year in Review
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2015 Murder in River City – Year in Review

Another year has come and gone and the Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit continues to prove they are a force to be reckoned with. In 2015, the WPS investigated a total of twenty-three (23) homicides solving all but two cases securing a solvency rate of 91%. Solvency rates in the 90% range are […]