Ottawa Police

Cameras Can Be a Cop's Best Friend

Colin Kenny | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

I first examined the idea of equipping beat cops with cameras nearly four years ago when six Liberal senators examined the state of the RCMP. An incredible number of citizens are pointing their own cameras at police during confrontations these days. Without that kind of investment, trigger-happy Tasering will continue.

Why Can't Victoria Police Be More Like Ottawa's Force?

Vincent Gogolek | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Vincent Gogolek

Apparently the illegal scanning of licence plates by Victoria police will continue until fixes are implemented. Unlike their counterparts in Saanich and Ottawa, Victoria police have no intention of switching off the cameras during privacy compliance upgrades.

Graffiti on the Wall: Ottawa's Racial Problem

Rachel Décoste | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Tuesday morning, three of Ottawa's four most read dailies had cover stories about the latest racist graffiti sighting in the city. The narrative seems to suggest that this insidious act has shaken a community which has rarely experiences such hatred. Perhaps short memories from those who are rarely on the receiving end of these not-so-isolated incidents need refreshing.

Ottawa Body Parts Are From Montreal

CBC | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada

Montreal police say Luka Rocco Magnotta is wanted in a homicide investigation in connection to the delivery of a human foot to the Conserv...

LIVE: Human Hand Found In Mail After Foot Delivered To Tories

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A political mastermind behind Stephen Harper's Conservative government made the gruesome discovery of a human foot belonging to a torso found...

Ex-Mountie Stabbed Ottawa Cop To Death

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - A former Mountie has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the stabbing of Ottawa police officer Eric Czapnik.Kevin Gregson, 45, remai...

Police Warn Of Pattern In Ottawa Murders

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2012 | Canada

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Needles Found At Occupy Ottawa

CBC | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada

Ottawa police are investigating after Occupy Ottawa protesters claimed a "biological hazard attack" where more than 400 new and used needl...

Ottawa Police Fear 'Flash Robs' On The Rise

CBC | Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada

Ottawa police have yet to make an arrest in what is believed to be one of the first cases of a "flash rob" in the city. Police suspect instant mess...

Video Released Of Alleged Ottawa Police Mistreatment

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.27.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - A cellblock video has been released that captures the arrest of a woman who claims Ottawa police injured and strip-searched her before leaving her naked in a cell without medical attention.

Roxanne Carr was arrested and charged with assaulting police, obstructing police and damaging property in 2008. Those charges were dropped in April.

Video Of Ottawa Police Roughing Up Woman Mysteriously Disappears

National Post | Posted 09.21.2011 | Canada

On Tuesday, a judge ordered the release of police video that, according to Roxanne Carr, shows her being roughed up and left naked in a cell by Ottawa...