Ottawa Police

Judge Calls Ottawa Officer 'Ridiculous' For Punching Handcuffed Teen

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2017 | Canada

She suggested there's a "systemic problem" within the force.

Ottawa Constable Facing Manslaughter Charge For Deadly Confrontation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada

Const. Daniel Montsion will also be charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

Ottawa Police Arrest 'Young Man' Following Rash Of Racist Graffiti

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2016 | Canada

The man is facing several charges, including uttering threats of a dangerous weapon and mischief to religious buildings.

These Studies Shouldn't Be Used To Avoid The Issue Of Racial Profiling

Monia Mazigh | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

News last week about the two-year study of the traffic stop data collected by the Ottawa Police were quickly dismissed by the same researchers who conducted it, as "not necessarily indicative of causation, and it doesn't prove racial profiling." So what is the point of conducting such a study if those results cannot be used to speak about racial profiling, admit its existence and thus dealing with it?

Ottawa Police Probe Cop's Racist Comments About Native Artist's Death

CP | Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada

A local student found the comments and complained to police, the mayor.

Ottawa Man Dead After Confrontation With Police: SIU

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada

Ontario's police watchdog is investigating.

Someone Wrote 'Die Bombers' On Wall Of Ottawa Islamic School

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada

"It's very upsetting."

Ottawa Police Seek Suspects Who Threw Woman Through Window

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada

Recognize them?

Ottawa Police Urge Muslim Women To Report Abuse Amid Growing Tension

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2015 | Canada

In an email this week to members of the Muslim community, Staff-Sgt. David Zackrias urged the reporting of all forms of abuse.

Don't Post Pictures Of Criminals Online To ID Them: Police

CBC | Posted 10.01.2016 | Canada

A trend involving victims of crime turning the tables on thieves by posting pictures of suspects online is causing concern among police, who warn su...

Video Appears To Show Ottawa Cabbie Threatening Uber Driver, Passenger

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Business

Warning: Profane Language A video shot a block from Parliament Hill in Ottawa appears to show a cabbie threatening an Uber driver and passenger. ...

Ottawa Buildings Unprepared For Armed Attackers, Report Finds

CBC | Posted 05.22.2016 | Canada Politics

The City of Ottawa has adopted a new policy to prepare for armed attackers after an Ottawa police report found that office buildings need better secur...

Ottawa Police Probe Complete After Hotel Evacuation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada

OTTAWA - A 42-year-old man at the centre of a dangerous chemicals investigation in Nova Scotia was quietly arrested at a Ottawa hotel Wednesday as pol...


CBC | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada

The City of Ottawa has a well-deserved reputation as a quiet town. With a low crime rate — just seven murders last year, including the shocking deat...

Supreme Court, Ottawa Police Websites Down After Possible Hack

CBC | Posted 01.22.2015 | Canada

UPDATE: The Ottawa police website appeared to be offline again Monday afternoon. A hacker group claimed responsibility after the websites of the O...

Althia Raj

One Certainty In Wake Of Shooting: Security Will Change | Althia Raj | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Security practices on Parliament Hill will have to change following Wednesday’s shooting, Canada’s parliamentarians say. Commons Spe...

Ottawa Teen Missing For 5 Years May Be In B.C.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Police in Ottawa will be teaming up with the Vancouver Police Department to investigate a tip that a teenage boy who disappeared from the ...

Police Officers Need Help With Mental Health Issues Too

Arthur Gallant | Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada Living
Arthur Gallant

To the police officers reading this I have a message for you: You are strong. Getting help is not a sign of weakness: it is a sign of strength. Please do not suffer alone, just as you expect civilians to seek you out for help you yourselves must also get help and its OK to do so.

Cop Found Dead At Police HQ

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - Police in Ottawa are mourning the death of one of their own after an officer was found dead inside the police headquarters building.Ottawa Po...

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 Conservative Party ...

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...