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Gerard Baden-Clay Lied To Police More Than 130 Times Attempting To Conceal Role In Wife’s Death

Gerard Baden-Clay lied to police and in court more than 130 times as he attempted to conceal his role in his wife’s death and cold-blooded disposal of her body. Continue reading Gerard Baden-Clay Lied To Police More Than 130 Times Attempting To Conceal Role In Wife’s Death

NSW Police Headquarters Shooter Identified, Linked To Terrorism

Forensics at the NSW Police headquarters
Forensics at the NSW Police headquarters

The teenager who fatally shot a New South Wales Police Force employee, Curtis Cheng, has been identified as Farhad Jabar Khalil Mohammad.

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Canada Introduces Five Years Jail Sentences For Killing Police Dogs And Service Animals

A new federal law that institutes a maximum jail sentence of five years for anyone convicted of intentionally killing a police dog or service animal is now in effect.

On Thursday, Tim Uppal, the federal minister of state for multiculturalism, met with Edmonton police officers to mark the enactment of Quanto’s Law.

The law was named for Edmonton police dog Quanto, who was fatally stabbed in the RCMP headquarters parking lot while he was helping to apprehend a fleeing suspect nearly two years ago.

Paul Joseph Vukmanich was sentenced to 26 months after pleading guilty to six charges, including one for killing the dog. At the time, the only charge that could be laid relating to the death of Quanto was animal cruelty, accounting for 18 months of the total sentence.

The sentencing prompted heated discussion Canada-wide about the need to send a strong message to those who would hurt a service animal.

In 2014, the federal Conservatives brought forward Bill C-35; the Justice for Animals in Service Act, and passed the legislation creating a specific charge for harming service animals, including police dogs, horses, and other service animals.

“This sends a strong message to anyone that was to injure or kill a service animal in the line of duty will be met with very serious consequences,” Tim Uppal said. “They’re there to protect us and we should be protecting them.”

Read more in the Huffington Post.

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Police Sergeant Shot and Killed In California Traffic Stop

A Hayward police sergeant was shot and killed early Wednesday by a suspect during a traffic stop, authorities said. Sgt. Scott Lunger, a 15-year veteran, was shot by someone in a white pickup truck, which he had he stopped because it was being driven erratically, police said. The second officer was not injured.

Acting Police Chief Mark Koller declined to say Wednesday if the driver was shot or injured, citing an ongoing investigation.
A person of interest was detained but has not been arrested or determined to be a suspect in the slaying.

Lunger is the second San Francisco Bay Area police officer killed in the line of duty this year.

In March San Jose Officer Michael Johnson was shot and killed while checking on a mentally ill man who had threated to shoot himself and kill his wife. The man, 57-year-old Scott Dunham fired the fatal bullet. He was also shot and killed that day though he may have shot himself.

Source: www.sfgate.com

WA Police Appoint UK Company Cellmark For Corryn Rayney Cold Case Review

Expert investigators from Queensland, New South Wales and the UK will join WA Police’s cold case review of the 2007 Corryn Rayney murder.

Announcing the squad to carry out Operation Delve on Wednesday, WA Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan said it would include an experienced homicide investigator from Queensland, who was already in Perth, and a Detective Inspector from New South Wales who would arrive in August.

But the make-up of the squad is reportedly not to the liking of Ms Rayney’s estranged husband, Lloyd Rayney, who queried the independence of WA investigators who would be involved with the review.

Mr Rayney has previously said he will cooperate with police on this new inquiry but had doubts that it would be successful.

Read more in The Age.

Source: www.theage.com.au

Family Violence: RCMP Say Indigenous Women Are Still Overrepresented in Murder Statistics

Last year, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police revealed there were nearly 1,200 cases of murdered and missing Aboriginal women over three decades. Police said Friday they have made progress in solving cases, but the numbers continue to grow.

Officials with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said that 11 more indigenous women have disappeared since its report in May of last year painted a disturbing picture for Canadians of an issue the RCMP calls “a national tragedy.”

And the murder rate for Aboriginal women continues to be disproportionately high, with 17 homicides in 2013 and 15 homicides in 2014.

“The update confirms that aboriginal women are most often killed by men in their own homes, in their own communities, and reconfirms the need to target prevention efforts towards family violence,” RCMP superintendent Tyler Bates told a news conference.

Read more on VICE.

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South Carolina Church Shooting At Charleston Sparks Manhunt

As the city of Charleston remains in shock after a white gunman shot nine people dead at a church, a survivor has revealed why he let her live before he opened fire. The gunman reportedly told the woman he was letting her live so she could tell everyone else what happened, Scott said. The gunman is still on the run, and his crime has been described as “a hate crime”.

Read more in News.com.

Source: www.news.com.au

Canadian Teen’s Phone Finder App Leads To His Murder

A Canadian teen was gunned down at the weekend after using a mobile-phone tracking app to find his lost device.

Police from the city of London in the Canadian state of Ontario say Jeremy Cook, 18, had accidentally left his smartphone in a taxi.

He used a tracking app to trace the phone to a car park behind a strip mall in the city’s north.

Police say exactly what happened is still being pieced together.

Read more on News.com.

Source: www.news.com.au

Makes No Sense – Melbourne’s Killer Driver Bailed By Indian High Court

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has weighed into the case of an Indian man who killed a pedestrian in Melbourne before fleeing the country.

He said while he usually resisted commenting on individual cases, the decision to bail Puneet Puneet in Delhi “makes no sense at all”.

Puneet used a friend’s passport to escape to India in 2009 after pleading guilty to culpable driving.

He killed Dean Hofstee, 19, and injured his friend while driving drunk at 148km/h in Southbank in 2008.

Puneet, 24, was arrested in India in 2013 and jailed as Victorian authorities worked to extradite him.

“I think every Victorian will be absolutely shocked today to learn this man has been given bail,” Mr Andrews said.

Read more in the Herald Sun.

Source: www.heraldsun.com.au

NT Police Search For ‘Vigilante’

Northern Territory police are looking for a man they believe was involved in a revenge attack over the fatal shooting of a Darwin man.

Police are seeking Alfred Walker, 40, over an incident that occurred on Saturday night.

It followed the death that morning of Fabian Brock, 25 who was shot in the head while behind the wheel of his car.

“We’d like to speak to Mr Walker in relation to taking matters into his own hands” and seeking retribution over Mr Brock’s death, detective Acting Superintendent Lee Morgan told reporters on Wednesday.

“He’s pretty difficult to locate which is why we’ve gone public, to encourage him to come forward.”

Police believe Mr Walker is still in the Darwin area.

It is believed that on Saturday night Mr Walker and Shayne Robert Mulhall, 33, visited a Palmerston home and threatened its occupants over Mr Brock’s shooting.

During a raid on Monday night police arrested Mulhall, who appeared in the Darwin Magistrates Court on Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault, going armed in public and unlawfully entering a home.

Source: au.news.yahoo.com