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Widow of police officer alarmed that killer gets escorted trips into community

Watch video above: Widow of Ryan Russell muzzled as she tries to give victim impact statement. Peter Kim reports. 

WHITBY, Ont. – A man who killed a Toronto police officer with a snowplow has been allowed out of his secure unit at a mental health facility and into the community three times in the past month, a hearing was told Tuesday. 730 more words

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Preliminary inquest begins for James Forcillo accused of killing Toronto teen

Watch video above: Preliminary hearing begins for police officer charged with murder. Sean Mallen reports. 

TORONTO – An inquiry begins today into a Toronto police officer charged with the second degree murder of… 213 more words

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New Toronto police ‘carding’ policy could help repair relations with minority youth

The often tense dynamic between Toronto police and young black men will ease, the police board hopes, under a tough new “carding” policy that restricts officers’ authority to stop and document people on the street. 1,009 more words

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Dufferin Rollover

After striking a utility pole on Dufferin Street near Castlefield, this man’s SUV rolled on to it’s side, and came to rest directly inside a pedestrian tunnel.   17 more words

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Dawes Road - Van vs. Pole

Driver walked away from this one as well.  Single vehicle struck the utility pole around 230am. Two people were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. This incident went unpublished.

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Toronto's vanishing grow-ops fall victim to pot economics

Toronto police are busting fewer grow-ops – down about two-thirds since 2010: That year, police found 245 marijuana grow houses, compared to just 87 last year. 420 more words

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Police search for 'Pleather Bandit,' 3 others as bank robberies spike

TORONTO – Police are looking for “The Pleather Bandit,” “The Man in Black,” “The Boxcutter Bandit” and “The Mummy Bandit” – four men accused of carrying out 10 separate robberies stretching back to last October. 496 more words

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