Tag: Zane Tessler

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

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
LOCAL NEWS

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 […]

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 […]

WPS CUFFS, BADGE & SHOULDER FLASH
LOCAL NEWS

IIU Investigation Game Changer for WPS Officers

On June 18, 2015, the Manitoba Independent Investigations Unit (IIU) became operational. It didn’t take long, ninety-five (95) days to be exact, for the IIU to catch its first fatal Police involved shooting case. On September 21, 2015, Haki Sefa (44) died in what appears to be an armed confrontation […]

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 […]