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Toronto police officer charged with murder
« on: February 26, 2012, 05:16:37 am »

Well this is a first, wonder how this "slipped through the cracks".

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/02/23/toronto-police.html?cmp=rss

A Toronto police officer has been charged with second-degree murder — the first time a member of the force has faced a murder charge for actions taken while on duty.

Crown prosecutors announced the charge against Const. David Cavanagh in a Toronto courtroom Thursday, after an investigation involving Ontario's police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit.

Cavanagh had originally been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of 26-year-old Eric Osawe in late 2010.

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Re: Toronto police officer charged with murder
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 08:43:32 am »

My, my... I wonder who this schmuck pissed off?  A sacrificial goat at the very best.
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Re: Toronto police officer charged with murder
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 01:12:35 pm »

Agreed, Mama. That said, I think it could set a precedent at least in Canada that could help influence officers to be more disciplined about the use of lethal force. There seem to be numerous deaths in the US every month that deserve at least the consideration of similar charges.
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Re: Toronto police officer charged with murder
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 02:43:23 pm »

There seem to be ARE numerous deaths in the US every month that deserve at least the consideration of similar charges.

There, fixed it for you. :)
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Re: Toronto police officer charged with murder
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 02:56:53 pm »

Good call.
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