first_imgUPDATE: During the incident, the officer discharged their firearm at the suspect. No injuries were sustained by either the officer or the suspect.Yesterday evening, police located the suspect vehicle, and arrested the suspect, whose identity has not been released, a short time later.The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating the circumstances surrounding the events that led up to the discharge of the officer’s firearm.- Advertisement -SPIRIT RIVER, A.B. – RCMP in Spirit River were called to investigate an impaired driving complaint on June 8th at around 3:00 PM.A member of the detachment observed a black Dodge 3500 pick up truck bearing licence plate VES 974 driving on Range Road 61. The suspect vehicle turned around and drove at the RCMP cruiser colliding with it.  The officer got out of his police SUV, at which point the suspect drove at the member before fleeing the area.Police are asking for the public’s assistance to locate this vehicle. If you have seen or know the whereabouts of the truck, please contact your local police Detachment or Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or online at read more

first_imgThe Donegal U12 Schoolboys make the long journey south to Tipperary this weekend to lock horns with the Waterford Schoolboys team in their search for All-Ireland glory. They will try and make history on Sunday by becoming the first team from the county to lift a national title at this level. The squad under the management team of Kevin McHugh, James Doherty, Mel O’Donnell and Andrew Wilson will depart on Saturday afternoon and stay in Clonmel that night in preparation for Sundays final.The final will take place in Cahir Park, Cahir, Tipperary on Sunday @ 3pm.The squad met up for their final training session in Ballyare on Saturday.They go into Sunday’s final with no injury worries and a full squad of 26 to choose from. Donegal have endured a tough route to the final. They travelled to Cavan for the Ulster/North Connacht quaifiying blitz that was played over a weekend in February.In their first game they drew 2-2 with the Sligo/Leitrim league after blowing a two goal lead.Next up was the Cavan/Monaghan league who they defeated by 4-1.Sunday saw them play a local derby against their Inishowen counterparts and they won comfortably on a scoreline of 6-0.When the final standings were compiled, they were level on points and goal difference with the Sligo/Leitrim league.This resulted in a play-off and it was the Sligo/Leitrim who got home advantage. This match was played in the Sligo IT facilities and it was the Donegal schoolboys who prevailed on a 2-1 scoreline to set up a last eight clah with the Mayo league.Home advantage saw the quarter final clash take place on a scorching hot day in April in Leckview Park, Letterkenny.Once again the Donegal lads showed their class to book a semi final spot on a 3-1 scoreline.The last four of the competition saw the lads having to travel to Dublin to play the SDFL league. In horrible weather conditions in Lucan, the lads took an early lead in the first half only for the SDFL to equalise from the penalty spot midway through the second half.This saw the game taken to extra time and once again the Donegal lads dug deep to seal a final spot on a scoreline of 3-1.Their opponents on Sunday, the Waterford Schoolboys have come through their side of the draw unbeaten also so it makes for an intriguing final on Sunday as both teams look to take the Jim Cashin cup back to their respective counties.DONEGAL U12 SCHOOLBOYS SEEK ALL-IRELAND GLORY THIS WEEKEND was last modified: May 21st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:All-Ireland GloryDonegal SchoolboysKevin McHughnewssoccerSportU12’swaterfordlast_img read more

first_imgBefore there was Rampart, before there was Rodney King, there was what was arguably the darkest, most scandalous chapter in the Los Angeles Police Department’s history: The era of secret dossiers on prominent people. The abuses of that era were so serious, so un-American, that there never should be the slightest possibility of them ever recurring. As late as the 1980s, the LAPD kept extensive dossiers about prominent individuals and organizations in the city, essentially using the dirt as political blackmail. It was a disgraceful period that sullied the department’s reputation and undermined the public’s confidence in the LAPD. In 1984, following an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit and a $1.8 million settlement, the department agreed to regularly audit its secret investigations, and allow the civilian Police Commission to oversee the audits. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But the legal settlement expired in the mid-1990s. And now the Daily News has disclosed that the department seems to have stopped performing the audits altogether in fiscal 1997. As far as the public’s concerned, there’s no way to know whether the department is using its anti-terrorism powers ethically or not. And with the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the War on Terror, this is an issue of considerable concern. There is an urgent need to prevent attacks before they happen, so the need for spying is greater than ever. And by extension, the greater need for spying, as well as the broad license afforded by laws like the Patriot Act, compound the potential for abuse. That means that civilian oversight is critical. Law enforcement must have every tool at its disposal to protect the public, but the public must have assurances that law enforcement is using those tools properly. There is no excuse for the Police Commission to fail in its duty to provide adequate oversight of anti-terror investigations. If it’s a matter of manpower, as some suggest, then the LAPD should reconsider its three-day workweek. There’s nothing more important that a police department can do than protect its integrity and maintain the trust of the public. It’s time to bring back the audits, lest the LAPD even give the appearance of returning to its disgraceful old ways.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more