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Racial profiling penalties coming

Police officers who are guilty of race-based discrimination should face disciplinary measures that include firing, the Ontario Human Rights Commission said on Friday as it released the country's first policy on racial profiling. Profiling by law enforcement is profoundly harmful to black, Indigenous...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:14 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: Racial profiling penalties coming
Replies: 0
Views: 12

Firing from OPP felt like losing family member, Blair said

Fired after criticizing the hiring process for Ford family friend Ron Taverner to the top OPP job, the provincial police service’s former deputy commissioner is seeking a Commission of Inquiry to look at “corrupt” provincial government appointments. Brad Blair is also seeking $15 million in damages ...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:05 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 153
Views: 36866

Brad Blair appears in public for first time to call for publ

Brad Blair appears in public for first time to call for public inquiry into his allegations, launch $15-million wrongful dismissal lawsuit The fired Ontario police commander waging multiple legal battles against Progressive Conservative Premier Doug Ford appeared in public for the first time on Fri...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:05 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 153
Views: 36866

Ex-OPP officer files wrongful dismissal suit

TORONTO - A former high-ranking provincial police officer is suing the Ontario government for wrongful dismissal, alleging he was fired for speaking out against attempts to hire a friend of Premier Doug Ford's family as the province's top cop. Brad Blair also called for a public inquiry into what he...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:04 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 153
Views: 36866

Fired deputy OPP commissioner launches $15 million wrongful

Fired deputy OPP commissioner launches $15 million wrongful dismissal suit against Premier Doug Ford A former deputy Ontario Provincial Police commissioner has filed a $15 million wrongful dismissal suit against Premier Doug Ford, his departed chief of staff Dean French, and senior bureaucrats for ...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:03 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 153
Views: 36866

Ex-OPP deputy commissioner Brad Blair to speak out

Former OPP deputy commissioner Brad Blair will speak publicly for the first time Friday about his dismissal from the police service and his libel lawsuit against Premier Doug Ford. Blair has scheduled a media conference at Queen’s Park to discuss “his efforts in safeguarding the independence and cre...
by Thomas
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:32 pm
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 153
Views: 36866

Former OPP deputy commissioner launches wrongful dismissal s

Former OPP deputy commissioner launches wrongful dismissal suit TORONTO -- A former deputy Commissioner of Ontario's provincial police force is launching a $15 million wrongful dismissal lawsuit against the Ontario government. Brad Blair is also calling for a commission of inquiry to investigate wh...
by Thomas
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 153
Views: 36866

Brad Blair, ex-OPP officer, files $15M lawsuit and calls for

Brad Blair, ex-OPP officer, files $15M lawsuit and calls for public inquiry Interim commissioner of Ontario Provincial Police was fired in March Brad Blair, former interim commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, has filed a $15-million lawsuit for wrongful termination against Premier Doug Fo...
by Thomas
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:30 pm
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 153
Views: 36866

Quinte West OPP officer to be demoted after plea to PSB

Quinte West OPP officer to be demoted after plea to Professional Standards Bureau A suspended Quinte West OPP officer will likely be reinstated soon after pleading guilty Wednesday to charges of discreditable conduct from the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB). The PSB had charged 1st Class Constab...
by Thomas
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:34 pm
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: Off-duty Quinte West OPP officer charged with drunk driving
Replies: 9
Views: 3613

OPP officer charged in Highway 17 collision

Provincial Police say a nine-year veteran with the service has been charged after a collision in North Bay. In a statement released from OPP Tuesday, police said officers investigated a collision between a police cruiser and a passenger vehicle. The collision occurred on Highway 17 at Gormanville Ro...
by Thomas
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:34 pm
 
Forum: Provincial Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP constable charged in motor-vehicle collision
Replies: 1
Views: 264

OPP constable charged in motor-vehicle collision

An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) constable has been charged after allegedly colliding a police cruiser into a passenger vehicle on Highway 17. Police say at approximately 4:20 p.m. Monday, the North Bay detachment of the OPP investigated a two-vehicle collision on Highway 17 at Gormanville Road in...
by Thomas
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:39 am
 
Forum: Provincial Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP constable charged in motor-vehicle collision
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Judge blames OPP for stayed charges

In a decision released last month, an Ontario Court judge condemned a “culture of complacency” within Norfolk OPP that resulted in charges being dropped against an Ohsweken man. Dillon James Miller, 29, successfully applied to have charges from Feb. 28, 2017, including stealing a vehicle and disqual...
by Thomas
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:23 pm
 
Forum: Incompetence
Topic: Judge blames OPP for stayed charges
Replies: 0
Views: 226

$10.5 million lawsuit against OPP

Former suspect in Cedrika Provencher disappearance files $10.5 million lawsuit against OPP, alleging abuse The suit claims that OPP adopted 'tunnel vision' and carried out searches and seizures that were illegal, abusive or granted on the basis of false or misleading information MONTREAL — A Quebec...
by Thomas
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:27 am
 
Forum: Lawsuits Against Police
Topic: $10.5 million lawsuit against OPP
Replies: 0
Views: 212

OPP secrecy culture keeps lid on info in fridge corpse case

On a stretch of beach at Port Burwell on Lake Erie, they found the fridge. Inside was a corpse. Nearly three months later the OPP have not released the departed’s name. If they even have one. Or their sex. Or whether said departed was murdered (likely.) Or when. Or if they were young or old. Nada. A...
by Thomas
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:10 am
 
Forum: Incompetence
Topic: OPP secrecy culture keeps lid on info in fridge corpse case
Replies: 0
Views: 235

Officer charged with assault after domestic incident in East

Officer charged with assault after domestic incident in East Algoma area: OPP Provincial police say one of their officers has been charged with assault after a domestic incident. OPP say the sergeant was off duty when the alleged dispute took place on July 24 in the area of East Algoma, Ont. They s...
by Thomas
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:06 am
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: Off-duty, 17-year member of OPP charged with assault
Replies: 3
Views: 509
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