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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

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The RCMP spent $3.75 million in five months of enforcement at Fairy Creek

By Jimmy Thomson
November 17, 2021

A document obtained by Capital Daily breaks details some of the costs of enforcing the injunction

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INVESTIGATION: RCMP misled public about pepper spray incident at Fairy Creek

The RCMP said they had to pepper spray a crowd to evacuate an injured officer. An exhaustive review of the available evidence shows that was not true

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Victoria creates pilot project to send crisis teams in place of police to some mental health calls

By Emily Fagan
August 19, 2021

The Oregon model it's based on has shown more than 30 years of success