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#1541 pontcanna

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 05:23 AM

West Shore officers say they’re also tied up with mental-health patients at hospital

4 Apr 2021

View Royal is backing Victoria’s call to reinstate special constable status for hospital security guards.

Mayor David Screech says West Shore RCMP share Victoria police’s concern that officers are spending too many hours at Victoria General Hospital waiting to hand over people apprehended under the Mental Health Act as a danger to themselves or others.

“It’s really impeding their ability to police our areas properly and it’s clearly the same as Victoria,” said Screech. “We feel it’s a huge waste of resources to have a constable guarding people in that setting.”

View Royal council has written to Mike Farnworth, minister of public safety and solicitor general, asking him to reinstate peace-officer status for hospital security guards. Council has also written a letter of support to their colleagues in Victoria.

 

Morehttps://www.timescol...ital-1.24302905

 


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#1542 pontcanna

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 11:26 PM

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Thanks to the resident that called in the explosive device he found washed up on the beach this afternoon. OBPD with assistance from Vic PD Explosives Disposal Unit safely removed and destroyed the industrial explosive.
 
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#1543 pontcanna

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 05:27 AM

Removal of police officers from local mental-health teams has some sounding the alarm

11 Apr 2021 - Jack Knox

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Sue Hamilton, who retired from the Victoria Police Department in January after spending the final six years with ACT, was the lone officer in the job at one point. She says that won’t work anymore, not with the mental-health needs of today’s homeless and marginalized people.

It’s not just their own safety being put at risk, the women say. It’s the well-being of the vulnerable people they serve.

Will Victoria’s ACT teams even be able to keep working with some of their more volatile clients? Will the change push them toward crisis?

“It’s unsafe,” one woman says. “It’s a horrible, horrible idea, for so many reasons,” says another.

 

What they’re talking about is a decision to remove two of the three Victoria police officers attached to local mental-health teams. The move, effective May 1, has some current and former team members sounding the alarm.

 

Morehttps://www.timescol...cops-1.24305836

 

 



#1544 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 05:36 AM

as we know the city has imported hundreds of new residents with mental health and addiction issues.  it should not be a surprise all the teams trying to contain and help them are overwhelmed.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 11 April 2021 - 05:36 AM.

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#1545 Barrrister

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 12:00 PM

Many if not most obviously need to be institutionalized. What both the city and the province are doing is absolutely inhumane and cruel.  


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#1546 Midnightly

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 10:18 PM

Removal of police officers from local mental-health teams has some sounding the alarm

11 Apr 2021 - Jack Knox

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Sue Hamilton, who retired from the Victoria Police Department in January after spending the final six years with ACT, was the lone officer in the job at one point. She says that won’t work anymore, not with the mental-health needs of today’s homeless and marginalized people.

It’s not just their own safety being put at risk, the women say. It’s the well-being of the vulnerable people they serve.

Will Victoria’s ACT teams even be able to keep working with some of their more volatile clients? Will the change push them toward crisis?

“It’s unsafe,” one woman says. “It’s a horrible, horrible idea, for so many reasons,” says another.

 

What they’re talking about is a decision to remove two of the three Victoria police officers attached to local mental-health teams. The move, effective May 1, has some current and former team members sounding the alarm.

 

Morehttps://www.timescol...cops-1.24305836

isn't this the exact thing people have been yelling and protesting about... cutting the police budget "defund the police" and all those other tag lines  less officers more mental health


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#1547 On the Level

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 08:06 PM

Not directly tied to Vic PD, but is tied to some on council that will weaponize this article to their advantage:

 

 

Linda Bush's son Ian was shot in the back of the head at the RCMP detachment in Houston, B.C., shortly after he was arrested for having an open beer at a hockey game in October 2005 and giving the officer a false name.

 
The officer was cleared of wrongdoing by an inquest, an internal RCMP review and an inquiry by the Commission for Complaints Against the RCMP.

 

OK.....what exactly is this statement saying?  Ian Bush was shot in the back of the head because he had an open beer at a hockey game and gave a false name? 

 

"Was shot"  So you can either surmise that Ian's behaviour became a threat to others or the officers which resulted in the officer discharging his/her weapon....or as per CoV TV ACAB.....the officer came up in a threatening manner and was the instigator.

 

"In the back of the head"  So you can surmise that Ian's behaviour was a threat to someone else or was still a threat to the officer requiring use of force.......or as per CoV TV ACAB.......Ian ran away from the instigator and was shot trying to run to safety.

 

The TC used to be a bit left (like me) but factual and objective.  

 

https://www.timescol...-act-1.24307479


Edited by On the Level, 15 April 2021 - 08:07 PM.


#1548 pontcanna

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 06:20 AM

Taser justified in case of man who put arm through glass door: watchdog
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A Victoria police officer acted lawfully last August when he tasered a man who then fell, putting his arm through a glass door and suffering a deep cut that required surgery, says the province’s police watchdog.

 

Officers were called to investigate an alleged domestic assault in a Victoria residence on Aug. 9, 2020.

 

When the first officer arrived, he learned there had been heated arguments between the owner of the residence and a man who did not live there...The owner asked the officer to help remove the man.

 

Morehttps://digitaltimes...vyOGTer88aOBfWi

 

 

 



#1549 spanky123

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 06:34 AM

Not directly tied to Vic PD, but is tied to some on council that will weaponize this article to their advantage:

 

 

OK.....what exactly is this statement saying?  Ian Bush was shot in the back of the head because he had an open beer at a hockey game and gave a false name? 

 

 

Strange the article left out the part about Bush attacking the officer, putting him in a choke hold and trying to kill him.


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#1550 pontcanna

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 02:41 PM

Crime and calls to Sooke RCMP on the decline in February compared to 2020

Sooke RCMP share February investigation statistics

 Apr. 16, 2021

Crime was on the decline this February compared to last, according to statistics from Sooke RCMP.

At Tuesday’s Sooke council meeting, RCMP submitted a record of the types of calls and incidents investigated within the district, which included a comparison of February 2021 to February 2020.

 

Morehttps://www.vicnews....mpared-to-2020/

 



 



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