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Protesters hold banners with a photograph of Myles Gray, who died following a confrontation with several police officers in 2015, before the start of a coroner’s inquest into his death, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, April 17, 2023. The five jury members at the British Columbia coroner’s inquest have begun their deliberations after hearing 11 days of testimony about a beating by Vancouver police officers and the death of Myles Gray.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. coroner’s jury says Vancouver police should expedite use of body cameras

Jury found Myles Gray died by homicide, a neutral term that doesn’t imply fault or blame

Protesters hold banners with a photograph of Myles Gray, who died following a confrontation with several police officers in 2015, before the start of a coroner’s inquest into his death, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, April 17, 2023. The five jury members at the British Columbia coroner’s inquest have begun their deliberations after hearing 11 days of testimony about a beating by Vancouver police officers and the death of Myles Gray.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Protesters hold banners with a photograph of Myles Gray, who died following a confrontation with several police officers in 2015, before the start of a coroner’s inquest into his death, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, April 17, 2023. The five jury members at the British Columbia coroner’s inquest have begun their deliberations after hearing 11 days of testimony about a beating by Vancouver police officers and the death of Myles Gray.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Jury deliberates at B.C. inquest into man’s death after a police beating

Myles Gray died in August 2015 after a beating by several police officers

Protesters hold banners with a photograph of Myles Gray, who died following a confrontation with several police officers in 2015, before the start of a coroner’s inquest into his death, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, April 17, 2023. The five jury members at the British Columbia coroner’s inquest have begun their deliberations after hearing 11 days of testimony about a beating by Vancouver police officers and the death of Myles Gray.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Protesters hold banners with a photograph of Myles Gray, who died following a confrontation with several police officers in 2015, before the start of a coroner’s inquest into his death, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, April 17, 2023. The coroner presiding over the inquest says he won’t allow the jury to see a photograph showing injuries at the time the 33-year-old died, because the application was made too late in the process. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Application for jury to see photo of Myles Gray’s injuries made too late: coroner

Larry Marzinzik said his view would have been “very different” had lawyer brought it up earlier

Protesters hold banners with a photograph of Myles Gray, who died following a confrontation with several police officers in 2015, before the start of a coroner’s inquest into his death, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, April 17, 2023. The coroner presiding over the inquest says he won’t allow the jury to see a photograph showing injuries at the time the 33-year-old died, because the application was made too late in the process. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Dashcam video captured the assault of an Uber driver in Abbotsford on April 18. (Screengrab from video)

Charges laid in random assault of Uber driver in Abbotsford

Prolific offender charged after attack inside vehicle on April 18

Dashcam video captured the assault of an Uber driver in Abbotsford on April 18. (Screengrab from video)
Myles Gray, seen in an undated handout photo, died after suffering injuries including a broken eye socket, possible partially dislocated jaw and a voice box fracture, during his arrest by Vancouver police in 2015. A forensic pathologist says a “perfect storm” of factors led to Gray’s death, including his extreme exertion and Vancouver police actions to restrain him. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Margie Reed

Forcible restraint by police among factors in Myles Gray death, pathologist says

Forensic pathologist testifies a ‘perfect storm’ of factors led to Gray’s death

Myles Gray, seen in an undated handout photo, died after suffering injuries including a broken eye socket, possible partially dislocated jaw and a voice box fracture, during his arrest by Vancouver police in 2015. A forensic pathologist says a “perfect storm” of factors led to Gray’s death, including his extreme exertion and Vancouver police actions to restrain him. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Margie Reed
Burnaby RCMP say a senior was defrauded $7.5 million in a recent long-term cryptocurrency scam. (Credit: Shutterstock)

B.C. senior defrauded $7.5 million in long-term cryptocurrency scam

Burnaby RCMP say it’s one of the largest personal scams the detachment has ever seen

Burnaby RCMP say a senior was defrauded $7.5 million in a recent long-term cryptocurrency scam. (Credit: Shutterstock)
Penticton will be among several communities across B.C. holding Enough is Enough rallies in drawing attention to public safety. (Black Press Media file photo)

Premier David Eby ‘agrees with folks’ rallying across B.C. for public safety

Eby made the comment Thursday hours before several rallies scheduled for noon

Penticton will be among several communities across B.C. holding Enough is Enough rallies in drawing attention to public safety. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Supreme Court of Canada is seen Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in Ottawa. The Supreme Court of Canada is set to rule Friday on an appeal by two men found guilty of first-degree murder in a mass gang slaying of six people in Metro Vancouver more than 15 years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Supreme Court of Canada to release ruling tied to 2007 mass gang slaying in B.C.

Matthew Johnston, Cody Haevischer were found guilty in 2014 for the murders tied to a gang turf war

The Supreme Court of Canada is seen Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in Ottawa. The Supreme Court of Canada is set to rule Friday on an appeal by two men found guilty of first-degree murder in a mass gang slaying of six people in Metro Vancouver more than 15 years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A person holds a sign with a photo of Myles Gray, who died following a confrontation with several police officers in 2015, before the start of a coroner’s inquest into his death, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, April 17, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Similarities in testimony from Vancouver officers at Myles Gray inquest

Officers say Gray displayed ‘superhuman’ strength and appeared to be in an ‘animalistic’ state

A person holds a sign with a photo of Myles Gray, who died following a confrontation with several police officers in 2015, before the start of a coroner’s inquest into his death, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, April 17, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An RCMP insignia hangs from a podium at Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan on Thursday, April 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

Updating RCMP ‘militaristic’ training is long overdue, experts say

Depot has been under the microscope since release of the Mass Casualty Commission’s final report into the 2020 Nova Scotia shooting

An RCMP insignia hangs from a podium at Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan on Thursday, April 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell
RCMP officers march along the hearse during the procession for RCMP Const. Harvinder Singh Dhami in Sherwood Park, Alta., on Thursday April 20, 2023. Dhami, a member of the Strathcona County detachment east of Edmonton, died while driving to assist colleagues with a noise complaint. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘Always, we love you’: Funeral for Mountie killed in crash on duty near Edmonton

Const. Harvinder Singh Dhami died in a crash while on his way to help other officers

RCMP officers march along the hearse during the procession for RCMP Const. Harvinder Singh Dhami in Sherwood Park, Alta., on Thursday April 20, 2023. Dhami, a member of the Strathcona County detachment east of Edmonton, died while driving to assist colleagues with a noise complaint. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Protesters hold banners with a photograph of Myles Gray, who died following a confrontation with several police officers in 2015, before the start of a coroner’s inquest into his death, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, April 17, 2023. A Vancouver police officer has described efforts to resuscitate Gray at the inquest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver officer testifies about efforts to resuscitate Myles Gray after beating

Beating left Gray with fractured eye socket, nose and rib, crushed voice box and ruptured testicles

Protesters hold banners with a photograph of Myles Gray, who died following a confrontation with several police officers in 2015, before the start of a coroner’s inquest into his death, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, April 17, 2023. A Vancouver police officer has described efforts to resuscitate Gray at the inquest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Police tape is shown in Toronto, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Family says First Nation man brain-dead after altercation with Saskatchewan police

Family of Boden Umpherville allege officers used excessive force during a police stop

Police tape is shown in Toronto, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
The first recommended changes to B.C.’s Police Act will be brought at the legislative assembly in the fall of 2023, according to the public safety ministry. Photo: Shane MacKichan

First Police Act reforms to be tabled in fall: Public Safety Ministry

The ministry is acting on 11 recommended changes to law enforcement in B.C.

The first recommended changes to B.C.’s Police Act will be brought at the legislative assembly in the fall of 2023, according to the public safety ministry. Photo: Shane MacKichan
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Chauvin murder conviction upheld in George Floyd killing

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday upheld former Minneapolis police officer…

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A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Jan. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Eight years on, inquest into police-linked death of Myles Gray to begin in Burnaby

Gray died in 2015 following the clash with seven officers that sent him into cardiac arrest

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Jan. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
British Columbia’s premier David Eby says the death of a 17-year-old who was stabbed on a bus in Surrey Wednesday is every parent’s nightmare. The teen’s death is among a series of attacks on commuters across Canada that includes a shooting on a Calgary bus on Wednesday and numerous violent incidents on transit in Edmonton and Toronto. Police officers and paramedics attend the scene of a stabbing onboard a transit bus in Surrey, B.C. on Saturday April 1, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Shane MacKichan

Security needed to address sense of ‘lawlessness’ on Metro Vancouver buses: union

Unifor: more visible, consistent presence of transit police and security on board buses needed

British Columbia’s premier David Eby says the death of a 17-year-old who was stabbed on a bus in Surrey Wednesday is every parent’s nightmare. The teen’s death is among a series of attacks on commuters across Canada that includes a shooting on a Calgary bus on Wednesday and numerous violent incidents on transit in Edmonton and Toronto. Police officers and paramedics attend the scene of a stabbing onboard a transit bus in Surrey, B.C. on Saturday April 1, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Shane MacKichan
(Delta Police Department photo)

15-year-old stabbed in targeted Lower Mainland incident

Victim in stable condition after assault on grounds of McCloskey Elementary Wednesday night

(Delta Police Department photo)
Police tape is shown in Toronto, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. A new poll suggests most Canadians feel they’re less safe now than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic, and most think the provincial and federal governments are doing a poor job of addressing crime and public safety. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Poll suggests Canadians feel less safe than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic hit

Nearly two-thirds of those who took the survey said they feel things are worse: Leger

Police tape is shown in Toronto, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. A new poll suggests most Canadians feel they’re less safe now than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic, and most think the provincial and federal governments are doing a poor job of addressing crime and public safety. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Police and paramedics load a man into an ambulance in Surrey Tuesday (April 11) after he was stabbed on a Coast Mountain bus in the 9900-block of King George Boulevard at about 9:30 p.m. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Second stabbing in as many weeks on Surrey transit bus

Man critically injured during attack on a bus not far from King George skytrain station

Police and paramedics load a man into an ambulance in Surrey Tuesday (April 11) after he was stabbed on a Coast Mountain bus in the 9900-block of King George Boulevard at about 9:30 p.m. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)