Ottawa man falls to his death from 12th-floor apartment during police drug raid

Ottawa man falls to his death from 12th-floor apartment during police drug raid

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ontario’s civilian police watchdog, is probing the circumstances of the death of  Anthony Aust, a 23- year old man who fell from his 12th floor apartment last week during an Ottawa police drug raid in which tactical officers used a controversial  ” dynamic entry” to search the apartment. The SIU […]

Ottawa constable found not guilty in death of mentally ill man

Ottawa constable found not guilty in death of mentally ill man

OTTAWA – An Ottawa constable who repeatedly struck a mentally ill man during an arrest four years ago was cleared on manslaughter and assault charges Tuesday after a judge found he could not conclusively say the blows significantly contributed to the man’s fatal heart attack. Ontario Court Justice Robert Kelly said he was also not […]

New charges laid against Guyana’s chief elections officer

New charges laid against Guyana’s chief elections officer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Guyana’s Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, was on Monday granted GUY$300,000 bail after he appeared in court on new charges arising from the disputed March 2 regional and general elections. Lowenfield has been charged with three counts of misconduct in public office and three charges in relation to forgery. He was granted […]

Call for Caribbean countries to abolish death penalty

Call for Caribbean countries to abolish death penalty

WASHINGTON  – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is calling for Caribbean countries to impose a moratorium on executions as a step towards their gradual abolition. It is also urging regional countries that are members of the Organisation of American States (OAS) to ratify the Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to […]

Nova Scotia Police Review Board to hear case of alleged racial profiling

Nova Scotia  Police Review Board to hear case  of  alleged racial profiling

HALIFAX— The Nova Scotia Police Review Board is allowing a case of alleged racial profiling to proceed after lawyers for two Halifax officers sought to have it ended on procedural grounds. Adam LeRue, who is Black, has said race played a role in his arrest and jailing after he and his spouse pulled their vehicle […]

Assault by off-duty cop changed his view of police – Dafonte Miller

Assault by off-duty cop changed his view of police – Dafonte Miller

OSHAWA-  A young Black man who was assaulted by an off-duty Toronto police officer more than three years ago said the incident permanently changed his life and the way he views police. Dafonte Miller laid out the lingering impact of the Dec. 28, 2016 encounter in a statement read by prosecutors on Friday at a […]

Grenadian man charged with illegally publishing private pictures of former partner

Grenadian man charged  with illegally publishing  private pictures of former partner

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — A 28-year-old man who was charged under section ten of the Electronic Crimes act was ordered last week to pay the court EC$50,000 after he pleaded guilty to violating the privacy of a woman – his former intimate partner. Jamar Griffith pleaded guilty to the charge of Violation of Privacy at […]

Call for change in a ‘backward’ criminal justice system

Call for change in a ‘backward’ criminal justice system

By Lincoln DePradine Canada is operating a “backward’’ criminal justice system with little emphasis on restoration of inmates, many of them incarcerated as youngsters and needing help with issues such as anger and depression, according to psychologist Dr Natasha Williams. “It’s such a backward system,’’ said Williams, a clinical rehabilitation and counselling psychologist, who also […]

Montreal should restrict police use of facial recognition technology – councillor

Montreal should restrict police use of facial recognition technology – councillor

MONTREAL — A Montreal city councillor said he will introduce a motion shortly to restrict the use of facial recognition and other “invasive” surveillance technologies by city police. The motion is based on a bylaw adopted by New York City and would be the first in Canada to address the use of facial recognition technology […]

Man charged in stabbing death of mosque caretaker

Man charged in stabbing death of  mosque caretaker

Police have arrested a 34-year old man  in the stabbing death of 58-year-old Mohamed-Aslim Zafis, a  Guyanese-born volunteer caretaker at the Inernational Muslim Organization (IMO) mosque in Toronto. Guilherme Von Neutegem has been charged with first-degree murder. “There does not appear to be any motive and there does not appear to be any known relationship […]

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