Ottawa police are not happy with Ontario ombudsman André Marin over comments he made at a meeting with this paper’s editorial board earlier this week. Police Chief Charles Bordeleau and police association president Matt Skof may be peeved by some of Marin’s observations, but let us not lose sight of the big picture.
The city's former top cop Vern White will join an Ombudsman investigation probing police de-escalation.
Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin announced Tuesday that Hon. White, and Mike Boyd, former Edmonton police chief and former deputy chief of the Toronto force, will be special advisors.
The Ontario government should issue binding de-escalation directives to the province's police on dealing with aggressive and emotionally distressed people, ombud Andre Marin said Tuesday.
It's not the mayor's erstwhile 'Fontana 8' voting bloc, but the group of seven who lunched in a restaurant backroom is now just as notorious, after the Ombudsman ripped their gathering as an illegal, secret meeting.
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin says London, Ont. restaurant gathering was betrayal of public trust.
CBC Radio's Anna Maria Tremonti interviewed the Ombudsman on The Current. During the in-depth, 24-minute interview, he spoke about his reaction to the Sammy Yatim streetcar shooting, his recently-announced investigation into police de-escalation, and how he's learned to have a thick skin.
Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro says the Province may want to consider expanding the role of the Ontario Ombudsman in the wake of abuse issues at a local long-term care facility.
The Sammy Yatim shooting is the straw that finally broke the camel's back, not just for many Torontonians but for me personally. For several decades, I have been involved in policing issues in a number of capacities and been regarded at times as an unreserved police sycophant.
Councillors talking one-on-one about city business -- as those in Sudbury did before voting to get rid of Ontario's ombudsman as their secret meetings investigator -- do, in fact, count as meetings, the man they fired argues.
An impulsive ombudsman who called out the wrong Twitter troll is unfortunate.
A municipal police force that hides the identity of the alleged true culprit whilst demanding apologies - from the victim - is unhinged.