Canada Police confirm three members of VPD sex crimes unit under investigation
Girl, 4, dead after being hit by falling air conditioner at east-end Toronto apartment
The four-year-old girl was in her stroller when an air-conditioning unit fell from the eighth floor of the building and struck her, police said. Officers told Global News they are conducting a forensic investigation and are looking for any surveillance video or witnesses "to ensure we know exactly what happened," adding that preliminary information suggests the incident was a "tragic accident."There is no word yet on whether charges may be laid, and the investigation remains ongoing.
The Vancouver Police Department on Thursday confirmed that an investigation is under way into allegations levelled against three cops assigned to the same unit that disgraced police detective Jim Fisher worked for.
“As part of a thorough investigation conducted by the VPD into the actions of Jim Fisher, concerns about the conduct of three members from the counter exploitation unit related specifically to the Fisher investigation were referred to an independent agency for investigation,” said an email from the VPD Thursday.
Family of 2-year-old killed by falling AC unit hires lawyer to investigate
TORONTO — A lawyer representing the family of a two-year-old girl killed by a falling air conditioner says they're conducting an investigation into the circumstances behind the incident. Personal injury lawyer Slavko Ristich says the family was "devastated" over the incident that occurred Monday afternoon at a Toronto Community Housing complex. Police said an air-conditioning unit had fallen from the eighth floor of an apartment building andPersonal injury lawyer Slavko Ristich says the family was "devastated" over the incident that occurred Monday afternoon at a Toronto Community Housing complex.
The police did not say what independent agency is investigating the matter or detail any of the specific allegations levelled against the unidentified officers.
But a lawyer representing a pimp who was convicted following an investigation by the unit said on Wednesday that the investigation apparently relates to corruption-related offences.
Marilyn Sanford, who is handling the appeal of Tamim Albashir, who was sentenced to 10 years in jail earlier this year, made the comment during an appearance in a case-management conference in the B.C. Court of Appeal.
Solicitor General Mike Farnworth on Thursday said he was aware of the investigation, calling it a “serious” matter, and added he believed it would be investigated thoroughly but declined further comment.
RCMP look for break in case after Athabasca woman goes missing, found dead near Hinton
RCMP look for break in case after Athabasca woman goes missing, found dead near Hinton Family reported Duperron missing on April 15. Her body was discovered outside the town of Hinton, about 290 kilometres west of Edmonton, the first week of May.
“It would be inappropriate for me to comment on that and what’s happening. Obviously, any investigation will be thorough and complete.”
Fisher earlier this year lost his appeal of a 20-month jail term for committing sex-related offences against two vulnerable crime victims.
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Teens from Scotland charged in Edmonton, Calgary school ‘swatting’ incidents .
In total, police said nine schools and one bank in Edmonton were called with the threats and five schools in Calgary received similar calls over the course of Feb. 11, 12 and 20. After an investigation, police said the calls were traced back to the United Kingdom. After contacting officers in the UK, EPS officers learned the calls were linked to over 80 similar hoax calls made to the Netherlands, England, Scotland and the USA. Police from Canada, the U.S., the Netherlands and the UK collaborated on the investigation and laid numerous charges against three youths.
RCMP confirm burned vehicle found in northern Manitoba connected to suspects in B.C. homicides
Manitoba RCMP Cpl. Julie Courchaine told reporters a burned out vehicle found outside Gillam, Man., was the one connected to the two suspects in the deaths ...
Charges filed against Visalia police officers
Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward announces charges have been filed against two Visalia police officers in the narcotics unit — Bryan Ferreira and Shane ...