In 2016 Operation Apsley revealed a group of police were using drugs regularly in their social lives – including one who used cocaine ‘most days’ for four months last year.
They were also caught trafficking drugs, (because they have easy access to them)
Victoria police ‘caught using and trafficking meth and ecstasy – as two officers joke over texts about going to work after a cocaine bender’
The anti corruption commission found
There are systemic deficiencies in Victoria Police’s illicit drug prevention and detection,
Do you see what is wrong with that??? The people who are meant to be preventing drug use in the community can’t ‘police’ it in their own community.
A Baltimore police officer has testified at an anti corruption hearing that officers were instructed to carry fake guns so they could plant them on a body if they ever shoot someone.
It’s unknown if this tactic was ever used but when an officer was arrested last year a replica gun was found in his possession.
But the BB gun testimony is particularly disturbing in light of 12-year-old Tamir Rice’s death in 2014, the 13-year-old in Baltimore who was shot twice by cops in 2016 after he allegedly sprinted from them with a replica gun in his hand, and the 86 people fatally shot by police in 2015 and 2016 who were spotted carrying toy guns.
In what has been called “Baltimore’s biggest police corruption scandal in memory.” Prosecutors say the squad, which was tasked with getting illegal guns off the streets, abused its power by robbing suspects and innocent people, raiding homes without warrants, and selling confiscated drugs, among other crimes.
A RCMP supervisor who appeared to simulate fellatio on an eggplant while at work and who allegedly texted questionable comments about black policemen and the Black Lives Matter movement is being investigated for his conduct.
CBC News has confirmed that the RCMP has launched a code of conduct investigation into Cpl. Dave Duplissie, which was triggered when a probationary constable under his supervision was fired.
Jesse Anderson says he complained to the RCMP about his difficulties with Duplissie and sent them a screengrab of the eggplant incident and screengrabs of text conversations while the RCMP was considering his dismissal. He later shared the images with CBC News.
Two years after they said they didn’t, Toronto police admit they use Stingray cellphone snooping device
Documents that took more than two years to obtain show that Toronto police have used an IMSI catcher, also known as a Stingray, in investigations ranging from a major drug and gun case to a bank robbery.
IMSI catchers capture identifying data from all mobile devices being used in a given location — including, in the context of a police investigation, the data of innocent citizens in the vicinity of the target.
In December 2015, a Toronto police spokesperson told the Star: “We do not use the Stingray technology and do not have one of the units.”
An IMSI (international mobile subscriber identity) catcher, also known as a mobile device identifier, is a controversial tool because it is indiscriminate in whose mobile device is affected. The technology essentially mimics a cellphone tower, tricking all phones within a particular range to go through it.