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CHATTER: Police seek help in identifying robbery suspect (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Police seek help in identifying robbery suspect (Jan. 2020)

Image of suspect still at large. Courtesy Toronto Police Service

The Toronto Police Service has released new images of a man involved in a robbery that took place in the Annex area last month and is seeking help from the public to identify him.

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EDITORIAL: Lessons to be learned from Excessive Force (Spring 2018)

May 1st, 2018 · 1 Comment

Sometimes a mea culpa comes in the form of a memoir. Such is the case with Alok Mukherjee, who was the chair of the Toronto Services Board from 2005 to 2015, a period that included the G20 economic summit in June 2010 in Toronto.

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EDITORIAL (Nov. 2017): Student safety suffers as trustees cave

November 24th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Toronto District School Board (TDSB) trustees are poised to accept a staff recommendation to permanently discontinue its 10-year relationship with the Toronto Police Service (TPS). Instituted after 15-year-old Jordan Manners was shot and killed in a stairwell at C. W. Jeffreys Collegiate Institute, the School Resource Officer (SRO) program was developed after a report on the incident recommended that more caring adults should be present in schools on a daily basis. Forty-five officers were deployed to Toronto high schools under the program, even though critics have correctly pointed out that the caring adults were never defined as uniformed police officers.

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CHATTER (FALL 2017): Violent crime in 14 Division

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (FALL 2017): Violent crime in 14 Division

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) is investigating three high-profile cases of aggravated assault that occurred in 14 Division within a few days of each other in early September.

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EDITORIAL (AUGUST 2017): Don’t sacrifice safety for political gain

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL (AUGUST 2017): Don’t sacrifice safety for political gain

The deeply divisive debate on whether or not the Toronto Police Service (TPS) should continue the School Resource Officer (SRO) program reveals fault lines among those responsible for ensuring that secondary education be conducted in a safe, supportive environment. Under the program, thirty-six police officers are assigned to work in Toronto’s public and Catholic high schools.

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CHATTER (JULY 2017): Police seek assistance in sexual assault case

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (JULY 2017): Police seek assistance in sexual assault case

The Toronto Police Service’s (TPS) 14 Division is investigating a sexual assault at Bloor Street West and Robert Street.

On July 24, slightly before 6 a.m., a 25-year-old woman was reportedly approached from behind and assaulted by a man in his late-twenties to mid-thirties. The suspect then fled eastward.

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POLICE BLOTTER (SEPTEMBER 2016): Police investigate College Street and Ossington Avenue sexual assault

September 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on POLICE BLOTTER (SEPTEMBER 2016): Police investigate College Street and Ossington Avenue sexual assault

By Summer Reid

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) has requested the public’s assistance in investigating a sexual assault that occurred on Sept. 5.

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CHATTER (AUGUST 2016): Self-described former gang member shot at Christie Pits

August 26th, 2016 · Comments Off on CHATTER (AUGUST 2016): Self-described former gang member shot at Christie Pits

The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance with a shooting investigation in the Bloor Street West and Christie Street area. On July 30 at approximately 9:00 a.m., a man shot two people during a fitness class in Christie Pits. One victim, who was nearby when the shooting occurred, was hit in the foot by a stray bullet. The other victim, identified as 35-year-old former gang leader Alejandro (Jose) Vivar, was leading the class.

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EDITORIAL (AUGUST 2016): “An egregious breach of trust”

August 26th, 2016 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL (AUGUST 2016): “An egregious breach of trust”

Six years in a federal penitentiary.

Given the judicial constraints in this case, Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Then has delivered a fair sentence to Constable James Forcillo of the Toronto Police Service for the attempted murder of Sammy Yatim on a Toronto streetcar three years ago. A jury had previously found Forcillo not guilty of second degree murder, or manslaughter, but guilty of the lesser charge of attempted murder.

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POLICE BLOTTER (JUNE 2016): BREAK-INS ABATED, ARRESTS MADE

June 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on POLICE BLOTTER (JUNE 2016): BREAK-INS ABATED, ARRESTS MADE

By Geremy Bordonaro

Wave of local break-ins appears to have abated

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) has told Annex and Harbord Village residents to remain vigilant in the wake of several local residential break-ins.

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