Residents, expert remain concerned about cat killings
Some residents in Ottawa’s west end remain concerned about a recent spate of cat killings. They dispute the Ottawa Police conclusion that a coyote was responsible.
Political issues and COVID-19 fuelling rise in hate crimes in Ottawa in 2021
Ottawa police statistics show a 33 per cent rise in hate crimes so far in 2021.
Nova Scotia to ban police memorabilia one year after 22 died in mass shooting
Eleven months after the deadly mass shooting in Nova Scotia, legislation has been created to strengthen laws on impersonating police.
OPP finds missing toddler alive and well
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say Jude Walter Leyton, who has been missing since 11 a.m. Sunday, has been found alive and well and has been reunited with his happy family. OPP East Region tweeted the good news at 3:37 p.m. Wednesday afternoon saying the three-year-old had been found by four…
Critics seek greater community role in shaping Ottawa Police Service’s mental health response strategy
Community members are not impressed by the Ottawa Police Service’s plan to change the way it handles mental health crises.
Police service promises action on harassment and ends patches on uniforms
“Change is happening and more change is coming,” said Ottawa Police chief Peter Sloly.
Police equity council struggles with calls to defund Ottawa’s force while improving officers’ performance
Members of the Ottawa police equity council are caught between calls to defund the OPS after the death of Abdirahman Abdi and the council’s mandate to improve policing.
Acquittal of Ottawa police officer in death of Abdirahman Abdi draws reaction from across Canada
The acquittal of Ottawa Police Const. Daniel Montsion of three charges from the death of Abdirahman Abdi four years ago is drawing reaction from across the country. Montsion was found not guilty of manslaughter, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon in by Ontario Court Justice Robert Kelly, who said…
Motion to ‘defund the police’ may be just the beginning
A motion to defund the police and move that money to public health for COVID-19 in the upcoming city budget failed on Wednesday. The opposition for the motion says that the money for pandemic relief will not come out of the police budget.
Pandemic, hot weather, swimming in unfamiliar waters likely behind spike in drownings: safety advocate
There have been five drownings this summer, all in the Ottawa River. One expert says it’s time to change the focus on water safety.