Policing

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New podcast dives into police-manufactured legislature bombing plot

By Jimmy Thomson
September 8, 2022

Pressure Cooker presents a fascinating, deeply researched, and complex telling of the RCMP entrapment of John Nuttall and Amanda Korody

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‘Near death experience’: Man left traumatized and evicted after Victoria Police mental health response

By Brishti Basu
August 26, 2022

After police used an armoured truck, K9 unit, irritant gas, and more to take one unarmed Black man into custody, he spent a month and a half in the hospital and lost his home

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Capital region ripe for amalgamated police service, Victoria and Esquimalt mayors say

By Shannon Waters
August 20, 2022

Local officials say Greater Victoria is ready for a regional police force and it’s time for the province to make it happen

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Esquimalt wants out of shared policing agreement with Victoria

By Shannon Waters
August 16, 2022

Councillors vote unanimously not to renew shared policing agreement but it’s the province that will have final say on the issue.

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‘What they did was violent’: Witnesses decry VicPD treatment of mentally ill Black man

By Brishti Basu
June 15, 2022

Last week, police were called to check on Michael, a 64-year-old Black immigrant from Grenada. What neighbours saw contradicts police reports about what happened next.

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Police reform could have improved Victoria airport incident response

By Brishti Basu
May 28, 2022

The airport shutdown earlier this week could’ve been handled better if police had shared information faster and used resources close at hand, says MLA Adam Olsen

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Police announce fines—but no criminal charges—in December hit-and-run caught on video

A lawyer tells us the bar for criminal charges is difficult to meet, even with video evidence