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Officers salute as the hearse and honour guard pass at the funeral service for Calgary Police Service Sgt. Andrew Harnett in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. nbsp;A bail hearing for a teen accused in the hit-and-run death of a Calgary police officer will continue today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary judge to rule next week on bail for teen charged in police officer’s death

Calgary judge to rule next week on bail for teen charged in police officer’s death

 

Since last May, 94 crime reports were made online by Red Deer residents. (Black Press file photo)

Online crime reporting an underutilized option

Making it easier to report crime

 

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Report on Quebec woman murdered by offender on day parole calls for better oversight

Report on Quebec woman murdered by offender on day parole calls for better oversight

 

Shin Wook Lim, 45, is shown in this undated police handout photo. A former Taekwondo Canada coach has been found guilty of sexual assault and other sex-related offences involving a teenage student. Shin Wook Lim pleaded not guilty to 15 charges involving two female students, including sexual assault and sexual interference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Toronto Police Services

Former Taekwondo Canada coach found guilty of sex-related offences involving student

Former Taekwondo Canada coach found guilty of sex-related offences involving student

Shin Wook Lim, 45, is shown in this undated police handout photo. A former Taekwondo Canada coach has been found guilty of sexual assault and other sex-related offences involving a teenage student. Shin Wook Lim pleaded not guilty to 15 charges involving two female students, including sexual assault and sexual interference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Toronto Police Services
A courtroom at the Edmonton Law Courts building, in Edmonton on June 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Medical examiner testifies woman suffered horrific injury at Edmonton hotel

Medical examiner testifies woman suffered horrific injury at Edmonton hotel

A courtroom at the Edmonton Law Courts building, in Edmonton on June 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A courtroom at the Edmonton Law Courts building on Friday, June 28, 2019. A jury trial is to begin today for an Ontario truck driver charged in the death of a woman at an Edmonton motel a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘A lot of blood:’ Officer describes hotel room on first day of manslaughter trial

‘A lot of blood:’ Officer describes hotel room on first day of manslaughter trial

A courtroom at the Edmonton Law Courts building on Friday, June 28, 2019. A jury trial is to begin today for an Ontario truck driver charged in the death of a woman at an Edmonton motel a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Ugo Fredette is shown in this undated police handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Surete du Quebec

Double murderer Ugo Fredette ordered to serve 25 years before chance of parole

Double murderer Ugo Fredette ordered to serve 25 years before chance of parole

Ugo Fredette is shown in this undated police handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Surete du Quebec
Police in New Brunswick are warning residents about a man carrying firearms who is wanted for a shooting Monday near a high school in Riverview.The RCMP have distributed an Alert Ready message to the Greater Moncton area, saying 24-year-old Jansen Bryan Baker, shown in a handout photo, intends to use the firearms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-RCMP MANDATRY CREDIT

Nova Scotia RCMP, province again under scrutiny over alerts following gunman’s arrest

Nova Scotia RCMP, province again under scrutiny over alerts following gunman’s arrest

Police in New Brunswick are warning residents about a man carrying firearms who is wanted for a shooting Monday near a high school in Riverview.The RCMP have distributed an Alert Ready message to the Greater Moncton area, saying 24-year-old Jansen Bryan Baker, shown in a handout photo, intends to use the firearms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-RCMP MANDATRY CREDIT

Two accused in ‘senseless’ death of Calgary cop at traffic stop turn themselves in

Two accused in ‘senseless’ death of Calgary cop at traffic stop turn themselves in

FILE - In this June 4, 2020 file photo, New York City police officers gather near the site of shooting in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Heralded as the safest big city in America in recent years, New York City is closing out its bloodiest year in nearly a decade, grappling with a surge in homicides and a pandemic authorities say has helped fuel violence. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

‘Dark period’: Killings spike in NYC amid pandemic, unrest

‘Dark period’: Killings spike in NYC amid pandemic, unrest

FILE - In this June 4, 2020 file photo, New York City police officers gather near the site of shooting in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Heralded as the safest big city in America in recent years, New York City is closing out its bloodiest year in nearly a decade, grappling with a surge in homicides and a pandemic authorities say has helped fuel violence. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
Defence lawyer Boris Bytensky, clockwise from top left, Justice Anne Malloy, the court clerk, Crown attorney Joseph Callaghan, the scene of Yonge street attack and defendant Alek Minassian are shown during a murder trial conducted via Zoom videoconference, in this courtroom sketch on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. The prosecution will give its closing arguments today at the trial for the man who killed people in Toronto's van attack. Alek Minassian has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 of attempted murder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould

Autism did not cause Alek Minassian to kill 10 people in van attack, Crown says

Autism did not cause Alek Minassian to kill 10 people in van attack, Crown says

Defence lawyer Boris Bytensky, clockwise from top left, Justice Anne Malloy, the court clerk, Crown attorney Joseph Callaghan, the scene of Yonge street attack and defendant Alek Minassian are shown during a murder trial conducted via Zoom videoconference, in this courtroom sketch on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. The prosecution will give its closing arguments today at the trial for the man who killed people in Toronto's van attack. Alek Minassian has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 of attempted murder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould
An Edmonton Police Services logo is shown at a news conference in Edmonton on Oct. 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Edmonton police charge woman in assault on Black Muslim woman

Edmonton police charge woman in assault on Black Muslim woman

An Edmonton Police Services logo is shown at a news conference in Edmonton on Oct. 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Driver of truck that killed 5 bicyclists facing DUI charge

Driver of truck that killed 5 bicyclists facing DUI charge

Just for Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon walks the hallways of the courthouse waiting for the verdict on his sexual assault trial in Montreal on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Just for Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon found not guilty on sex charges

Just for Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon found not guilty on sex charges

Just for Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon walks the hallways of the courthouse waiting for the verdict on his sexual assault trial in Montreal on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Police are seen near a damaged van in Toronto after a van mounted a sidewalk crashing into a number of pedestrians on April 23, 2018. A psychiatrist retained by the defence is set to testify for the seventh straight day at the trial for the man who killed 10 people on a Toronto sidewalk with a rental van. Dr. Alexander Westphal is nearing completion of his testimony in the trial of Alek Minassian, who has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 of attempted murder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Alek Minassian had anger issues, knew right from wrong, murder trial hears

Alek Minassian had anger issues, knew right from wrong, murder trial hears

Police are seen near a damaged van in Toronto after a van mounted a sidewalk crashing into a number of pedestrians on April 23, 2018. A psychiatrist retained by the defence is set to testify for the seventh straight day at the trial for the man who killed 10 people on a Toronto sidewalk with a rental van. Dr. Alexander Westphal is nearing completion of his testimony in the trial of Alek Minassian, who has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 of attempted murder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim
Alek Minassian is shown in a handout photo from his LinkedIn page. A psychiatrist retained by the defence will testify for a fifth consecutive day today at the trial for the man behind Toronto's van attack. Dr. Alexander Westphal says Alek Minassian does not truly understand the moral wrongfulness of killing 10 people, but says criminal responsibility is a legal opinion, not a psychiatric one. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

‘I know what I did was morally wrong,’ Alek Minassian told psychiatrist, court hears

‘I know what I did was morally wrong,’ Alek Minassian told psychiatrist, court hears

Alek Minassian is shown in a handout photo from his LinkedIn page. A psychiatrist retained by the defence will testify for a fifth consecutive day today at the trial for the man behind Toronto's van attack. Dr. Alexander Westphal says Alek Minassian does not truly understand the moral wrongfulness of killing 10 people, but says criminal responsibility is a legal opinion, not a psychiatric one. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Crown attorney Joe Callaghan, clockwise from top left, Justice Anne Molloy, accused in the April 2018 Toronto van attack Alek Minassian and Dr. Alexander Westphal are shown during a murder trial conducted via Zoom videoconference, in this courtroom sketch on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould

Psychiatrist stops short of saying van attack killer is not criminally responsible

Psychiatrist stops short of saying van attack killer is not criminally responsible

Crown attorney Joe Callaghan, clockwise from top left, Justice Anne Molloy, accused in the April 2018 Toronto van attack Alek Minassian and Dr. Alexander Westphal are shown during a murder trial conducted via Zoom videoconference, in this courtroom sketch on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould
Police are seen near a damaged van in Toronto after a van mounted a sidewalk crashing into a number of pedestrians on Monday, April 23, 2018. Dr. Alexander Westphal is expected to testify that Alek Minassian is not criminally responsible for his actions on April 23, 2018, due to autism spectrum disorder. Minassian has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 of attempted murder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Alek Minassian was never aggressive to others before van attack, court hears

Alek Minassian was never aggressive to others before van attack, court hears

Police are seen near a damaged van in Toronto after a van mounted a sidewalk crashing into a number of pedestrians on Monday, April 23, 2018. Dr. Alexander Westphal is expected to testify that Alek Minassian is not criminally responsible for his actions on April 23, 2018, due to autism spectrum disorder. Minassian has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 of attempted murder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim
Heidi Illingworth, federal ombudsman for victims of crime, takes part in an interview at her office in Ottawa on January 10, 2019. Canada's watchdog for crime victims is calling on Parliament to overhaul the victims' bill of rights, saying the five-year-old legislation has fallen "far short" of delivering on its promise. Federal ombudsman Heidi Illingworth says in a report that rules meant to amplify victims' voices in the justice system have failed to make them heard following "sporadic" implementation of a regime that needs more teeth, clarity and public awareness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal watchdog says victims-rights regime needs overhaul after falling ‘far short’

Federal watchdog says victims-rights regime needs overhaul after falling ‘far short’

Heidi Illingworth, federal ombudsman for victims of crime, takes part in an interview at her office in Ottawa on January 10, 2019. Canada's watchdog for crime victims is calling on Parliament to overhaul the victims' bill of rights, saying the five-year-old legislation has fallen "far short" of delivering on its promise. Federal ombudsman Heidi Illingworth says in a report that rules meant to amplify victims' voices in the justice system have failed to make them heard following "sporadic" implementation of a regime that needs more teeth, clarity and public awareness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
James Oler, who was found guilty of practising polygamy in a fundamentalist religious community, leaves court in Cranbrook, B.C., on Monday, July 24, 2017. A special prosecutor in British Columbia has declined to approve any further charges against people associated with the community of Bountiful in the province's southeastern Interior. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

No further charges related to investigation in Bountiful, B.C.: special prosecutor

No further charges related to investigation in Bountiful, B.C.: special prosecutor

James Oler, who was found guilty of practising polygamy in a fundamentalist religious community, leaves court in Cranbrook, B.C., on Monday, July 24, 2017. A special prosecutor in British Columbia has declined to approve any further charges against people associated with the community of Bountiful in the province's southeastern Interior. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh