Ontario police watchdog clears Guelph officer of wrongdoing in Brantford standoff

globalnews.ca A Guelph, Ont., police officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing in connection with an April 2021 standoff at a Brantford, Ont., home, during which a man barricaded himself inside a residence for four days, according to the province’s police watchdog.   The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) says the officer — who fired two […]

Life and death’: Police watchdog says use of force in 2018 shooting death justified

Canadian Press CALGARY — Alberta’s police watchdog has cleared Calgary police officers in a 2018 fatal shooting that involved a 25-year-old man who was dealing with mental health issues. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says in a report that police received a call from a gym on Aug. 30, 2018, reporting an individual who […]

Police cleared by SIU in Mississauga in anti-riot weapon inciden

By Glenn Hendry – Insauga.com The Special Investigative Unit have cleared Tactical Unit officers of Peel Regional Police of any “wrongdoing” over an incident in February when pepper spray, a Controlled Energy Weapon (taser) and an Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield (ARWEN) were all used to subdue a woman armed with a knife. Police responded to a […]

SIU clears police of any wrongdoing during north Kingston standoff

“The officers who attended at the address on Ford Street seeking to place the complainant into custody were in the lawful discharge of their duty.” Steph Crosier – Whig-Standard (ottawacitizen.com) KINGSTON — The Special Investigations Unit has cleared Kingston Police of any wrongdoing during the Ford Street standoff last September. The standoff sent the accused […]

SIU investigating after Kenora youth struck with plastic projectiles

The 15-year-old youth was struck with plastic projectiles fired from an Anti Riot Weapon ENfield. TBnewswatch.com KENORA, Ont. – An investigation has been launched after a youth in Kenora was struck by plastic projectiles following an interaction with police. According to a media release from the Special Investigations Unit, officers with the Ontario Provincial Police […]

SIU investigating after police fire anti-riot weapon at woman in Whitby

The Spec – April 18 2021 For the second time this week, the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating a police incident in Durham. The SIU is involved after a police officer discharged an anti-riot weapon called an ARWEN in Whitby on Saturday evening. An AREWN (Anti Riot Weapon ENfiled) is a launcher that […]

‘Person in crisis’ taken into custody following 3-day incident in Brantford

The SIU says at one point the man approached police holding a sword and knife CBC News · Posted: Apr 08, 2021 9:38 AM ET | Last Updated: April 8 Brantford police say a man was taken into custody and transported to hospital following a three-day incident that ended Wednesday afternoon. (Brantford Police/Facebook) Ontario’s Special […]

RCMP report suggests police use of less-lethal weapons is on the rise across Canada

Original Content:  Check News – Rebecca Lawrence The police use of less-lethal weapons is on the rise across Canada, according to a report from the RCMP. A less-lethal ARWEN weapon was used on Saturday by Victoria Police, who were apprehending a man who had allegedly just robbed a nearby pharmacy after telling the staff that he […]

Armed-robbery suspect taken down with ‘less lethal’ launcher

Victoria police used an ARWEN launcher to take an armed-robbery suspect into custody Saturday. ARWEN is an acronym for Anti-Riot Weapon ENfield and fires “less lethal” rounds made from materials such as foam or wood. Darron Kloster – Times Colonist Victoria police used an ARWEN launcher to take an armed-robbery suspect into custody Saturday. ARWEN […]