Tag: RCMP

Officer dies while on duty in Saskatchewan: RCMP

REGINA – A 26-year-old RCMP officer was struck and killed by a truck he pulled over in rural Saskatchewan on Saturday morning, police said as they pledged to get to the bottom of what happened. Const. Shelby Patton had been following the truck, which was allegedly stolen from Manitoba, before attempting a traffic stop in…

RCMP broke privacy laws in using controversial Clearview AI facial recognition tools, watchdog says

OTTAWA — Canada’s national police force broke privacy law by using controversial facial recognition software that put innocent Canadians in a “24/7 police lineup,” the federal privacy commissioner says. The RCMP conducted “hundreds” of searches of Clearview AI’s database of billions of photos scraped from the public internet, including social media sites, without consent. The…

$4.5M from feds to make RCMP Heritage Centre national museum

Saskatchewan is to get its first national museum, after the federal government earmarked funds in this year’s budget for Regina’s RCMP Heritage Centre. “We’re targeting the 150-year anniversary of the RCMP, so May 2023,” said Steve McLellan, the centre’s board chair, of a possible open date after the building’s transition is done. When that happens,…

RCMP suspends criminal background checks in red zones

The RCMP in New Brunswick has suspended criminal background checks in red zones across the province. Such checks are required for coaches, educators, youth workers, those who work or volunteer with the homeless or other vulnerable populations, as well as numerous other professions. They can also be required for those looking to start or grow…