Highlights / RCMP

Health, Indigenous, Society

Watchdog calls RCMP’s policies on strip searches ‘unclear and inadequate’

A report released today says RCMP strip searches policies are “unclear and inadequate” and says the force needs to do a better job in how it trains its officers to carry out the controversial–and often maligned–practice that Canada’s Supreme Court »

International, Society

RCMP downplays effects of ‘BlueLeaks’ hack affecting Canadian police agencies

The RCMP is minimizing a breach of confidential data of 38 Canadian police agencies that was exposed by a group of hackers last summer that targeted police in the United States. An activist group, Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets), published »

International, Politics, Society

Canadian police investigate poisoned letter sent to President Donald Trump

A police team specializing in investigations related to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear substances and explosives is carrying out an operation in a southern suburb of Montreal related to a ricin-laced letter sent to U.S. President Donald Trump, Canadian police officials »

Politics, Society

Independent panel to review Nova Scotia mass killing

An independent panel will review the shooting rampage in Nova Scotia, the worst mass murder in Canadian history that claimed the lives of 22 victims and that of the gunman in April, federal Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair and »

Indigenous, Society

Statistics Canada said it will collect race-based crime data

Statistics Canada and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) announced Wednesday morning a commitment to collect race-based crime data, according to a statement. The statement said that Statistics Canada and the CACP are committed to working with policing »

Indigenous, Society

Answers sought in RCMP killing of First Nations man in New Brunswick

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde is calling for a complete overhaul of the policing system in Canada, two days after a First Nations man was shot and killed by New Brunswick RCMP.  The confrontation left Rodney Levi, »

Society

Trudeau says RCMP not immune from racism

It is unclear where the difference of opinion will lead and how it will play out, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki appear to have more than just a slight difference of opinion about how deep »

Indigenous, Society

Video shows Alberta First Nations chief in fight with RCMP officers

As Canada’s prime minister and the head of the country’s national police force publicly debate whether or not “systemic racism” exists in the RCMP, a video of an early-morning parking lot confrontation between a First Nations chief and RCMP officers »

Indigenous, Society

Commissioner says RCMP must do more to confront ‘unconscious bias’

As the RCMP continues to come under increased scrutiny–and criticism–Commissioner Brenda Lucki says the force needs to do more to confront “unconscious bias,”  as well as members who “don’t act in accordance with our core values, which includes racism, and »

Society

Discontent and concern over RCMP behaviour grows in the North

Concern and dissatisfaction–and of late, more and more resistance–are being voiced about the RCMP’s conduct in Canada’s Far North. As the premier of the Northwest Territories was calling the issue of racism “huge,” in an interview with CBC News on »