Police Shooting

Why It's Dangerous When Police Start Policing Themselves

Toula Drimonis | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada
Toula Drimonis

Despite the many upstanding, ethical police officers out there, the force has given the public numerous reasons to question its conduct. There have been a number of high profile cases of alleged police brutality in Canada and Quebec, including the 2010 G-20 Toronto summit protests, the 2012 Quebec student protests, and the Robert Dziekanski taser incident.

How Do We Protect the Mentally Ill From Police Violence?

Marvin Ross | Posted 10.19.2013 | Canada
Marvin Ross

While there is no evidence that Sammy Yatim had a mental illness, his shooting has reminded everyone of all those with mental illness who have been shot by police.The Mental Health Commission of Canada could make a significant contribution to reducing these tragedies by funding specialized police/psychiatry units and having them operate for longer periods of time.

Man Killed In Alberta Reserve, As RCMP Shootings Pile Up

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 08.16.2013 | Canada Alberta

A man is dead after Mounties tried to make an arrest at the victim's Cold Lake First Nation home on Thursday, said the RCMP. Mounties went to the h...

Will We Ever Learn the Whole Truth About Sammy Yatim's Death?

Dyanoosh Youssefi | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada
Dyanoosh Youssefi

Eighteen-year-old Sammy Yatim was shot nine times, Tasered, and killed by Toronto police early Saturday morning. It is unlikely that many details will emerge any time soon. And if history is an indicator, many of the details may never be known, unless there is a public inquiry. But while members of the police are required, by law, to co-operate with the SIU investigation, there are a great many obstacles that are likely to hamper the SIU's work. Here are some.

Police Cleared In Drunk Man's Death

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's fledgling police watchdog has its first major case under its belt, and its lead investigator says that despite being in...

Standoff Suspect Dies In Hospital

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia

UPDATE: The BC Coroners Service has identified Mehrdad Bayrami, 48, of Richmond as the man shot after the lengthy standoff with police. A man who w...

Suspect Who Came At Calgary Police Gunned Down

CP | Posted 10.12.2011 | Canada

CALGARY - Investigators say a man armed with a screwdriver who came at a Calgary police officer was shot four times and died in hospital. The Alber...

5 Current And Former New Orleans Cops Guilty In Post-Katrina Shootings

CP | Posted 10.05.2011 | Canada

NEW ORLEANS - A federal jury has convicted five current or former police officers of civil rights violations in the deadly shootings on a New Orleans ...

Quebec Cops Investigate Montreal Police Shooting

Posted 08.09.2011 | Canada

CBC -- Quebec provincial police have taken the unusual step of returning to the scene of a shooting by Montreal police two days earlier that ended in ...

Montreal Hospital Holds Vigil For Slain Colleague

Posted 08.08.2011 | Canada

CBC -- About 200 people gathered Wednesday outside Montreal's St-Luc Hospital for a silent vigil in honour of an employee killed by a stray police bul...

Bystander Victim As Montreal Police Shoot And Kill Two

CP | Posted 08.08.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MONTREAL -- Montreal police shot and killed two people Tuesday -- a homeless man during a confrontation, and an innocent bystand...