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OPP officer accused of exploiting position of authority

OPP officer accused of exploiting position of authority, court documents show More details have come to light about charges against a Lambton OPP officer. Craig Johnson was charged Nov. 28, 2018, with breach of trust and obstructing justice following after an internal probe. Court documents allege ...
by Thomas
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:10 am
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: Case of OPP officer charged with obstructing justice
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Christie Blatchford: Reviewing fishy Taverner hire for OPP c

Christie Blatchford: Reviewing fishy Taverner hire for OPP chief won’t change Ford's mind The lawyer Julian Falconer, on behalf of his client Brad Blair, the deposed interim commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, is pushing the proverbial boulder uphill, with all that entails. Falconer is t...
by Thomas
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:08 am
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 78
Views: 4891

Judge denies request to speed up hearing on Ron Taverner OPP

Judge denies request to speed up hearing on Ron Taverner OPP appointment An Ontario court rejected a request Monday to speed up a hearing into whether it should order an ombudsman investigation into the appointment of a friend of the premier's to the job of top cop. OPP deputy commissioner Brad Bla...
by Thomas
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:07 am
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 78
Views: 4891

Taverner dined with interview panelist, Ford before OPP appo

Taverner dined with interview panelist, Ford before OPP appointment Toronto police Superintendent Ron Taverner, the Ontario government’s choice as the next commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, met with Premier Doug Ford multiple times in the months leading up to his appointment, including...
by Thomas
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:18 am
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 78
Views: 4891

Another deadly year in policing, with at least 57 deaths

Jeff Shantz: Another deadly year in policing, with at least 57 police-involved deaths in Canada in 2018 It has been another bloody year of policing in Canada, as police have been involved in the deaths of at least 57 people in 2018. In 2017 there were at least 65 police-involved deaths, so 2018 was...
by Thomas
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:51 pm
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: At least 59 police-involved deaths in Canada in 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 52

At least 59 police-involved deaths in Canada in 2018

Say their names: There were at least 59 police-involved deaths in Canada in 2018 In Canada, there is still no formal, systematic process for documenting and recording the police-involved deaths of civilians. Also, there is no systematic method for reporting publicly on civilian deaths through polic...
by Thomas
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:55 pm
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: At least 59 police-involved deaths in Canada in 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Brad Blair wants court to speed up hearing on OPP commission

Brad Blair wants court to speed up hearing on OPP commissioner case An Ontario Provincial Police deputy commissioner is asking a court to urgently consider ordering the provincial ombudsman to investigate the appointment of a friend of the premier’s to the job of top cop. Brad Blair has applied to ...
by Thomas
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:46 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 78
Views: 4891

OPP deputy’s complaint over Taverner hiring headed to court

OPP deputy’s complaint over Taverner hiring headed to court Monday An Ontario Provincial Police deputy commissioner is headed to court to force the ombudsman to investigate the appointment of a friend of Premier Doug Ford to head the OPP. Brad Blair, who served as interim commissioner until going p...
by Thomas
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:45 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 78
Views: 4891

The new OPP commissioner: To be or not to be?

Columnist Renae Jarrett says the hiring of an OPP commissioner has been handled poorly The current situation with Ron Taverner — veteran cop with the Toronto Police Service and would-be OPP commissioner — is a great reminder to me of two things: One, unchecked desires can lead us into things we can...
by Thomas
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:02 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 78
Views: 4891

Ethics watchdog mum on probe of Taverner’s controversial app

Ethics watchdog mum on probe of Taverner’s controversial appointment to head OPP The province’s ethics watchdog is keeping a tight lid on his investigation into the Progressive Conservatives’ controversial appointment of Toronto police Supt. Ron Taverner to head the OPP. Integrity commissioner J. D...
by Thomas
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:01 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 78
Views: 4891

OPP officer charged after crash in Hamilton pursuit

A Haldimand OPP officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to mischief endangering life in regards to a 2015 police chase that ended with the pursued car crashing into another vehicle. Const. Lauren Cheeseman was charged in March 2017 after the Special Investigations Unit looked into a December 2015 incident in...
by Thomas
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:00 pm
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP officer charged after police chase in Binbrook
Replies: 6
Views: 7804

OPP constable pleads guilty to mischief in pursuit that ende

OPP constable pleads guilty to mischief in pursuit that ended in 170 km/h crash High-speed chase at 170 km/h ended when suspect crashed into another vehicle A Haldimand OPP constable charged after a police chase that ended with the pursued car crashing into another vehicle has pleaded guilty to mis...
by Thomas
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:59 pm
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP officer charged after police chase in Binbrook
Replies: 6
Views: 7804

Case of OPP officer charged with obstructing justice

Case of OPP officer charged with obstructing justice in court Monday The case of a 10-year Lambton OPP veteran charged with obstruction of justice and breach of trust will be in Sarnia court February after a preliminary appearance Monday morning. Const. Craig Johnson, who was under investigation by...
by Thomas
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:50 pm
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: Case of OPP officer charged with obstructing justice
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Simcoe County suspects in alleged OPPA fraud set to stand tr

Simcoe County suspects in alleged OPPA fraud set to stand trial next year Former police union officials charged in 2016 A new trial date has been set for three Simcoe County men accused of defrauding the Ontario Provincial Police Association when they worked for the Barrie-based labour union. Karl ...
by Thomas
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: RCMP charge three former high ranking members of the OPPA
Replies: 10
Views: 17030

Nine police officer suicides prompt review from Ontario's ch

Nine police officer suicides prompt review from Ontario's chief coroner Deaths are 'a significant number, greater than we see typically,' chief coroner Dirk Huyer says Nine police officer suicides in 2018 have prompted Ontario's chief coroner to launch a review to determine what's contributing to t...
by Thomas
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:21 pm
 
Forum: Human Rights Violations
Topic: Ontario's chief coroner launches review of police suicides
Replies: 1
Views: 176
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