In wake of Sloly resignation, convoy crackdown looming; Ottawa gets new interim police chief
Police issue warnings to protesters warning of arrests, charges and the seizure of vehicles if they do not vacate the city.
Under fire over lack of public input, Ottawa police board plans for community roundtables
The Ottawa Police Board is creating community roundtables as a forum where citizens can speak freely to representatives of the board.
Critics frustrated with OPS reluctance to back non-police handling of mental health crises
Advocates say that the city’s street-involved youth, homeless people and others who may become distressed and in need of help should often be attended to by mental health professionals rather than police. [Photo © Reanna Julien.]
Downtown braces for more after a week of trucker-led protest spouting anti-vaccine messages, racist taunts
The Freedom Convoy enters its second weekend of occupation of the downtown core of Ottawa with Ottawa Police putting more officers on the street.
Ottawa community groups express concern about impact of key council decisions on police budget increase
City council will hear motions on a reduced budget increase and integrating police with a mental health response pilot project. Advocates say both are not enough for their communities.
With police seen as a threat by some racialized groups, Ottawa’s force is working on reforms
Racialized Canadians and police officers have an increasingly complex relationship. It seems as though those who should be a source of protection are considered to be dangerous.
‘Panda-monium’: Police release images of persons of interest in the destructive post-game party in Sandy Hill
Ottawa police are looking for those responsible for criminal activity during the destructive post-Panda game celebration.
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 members of the OPP Emergency Response Team. The toddler was…
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.