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Toronto police are raiding pot dispensaries throughout the city

Toronto Life - ‎May 26, 2016‎
There's nothing in the law that explicitly authorizes storefront marijuana sales, even for medical purposes. The Toronto Police Service has yet to release the names of the businesses on the to-bust list. A press conference is scheduled for tomorrow ...
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Toronto Police to release internal reports into SIU investigations

Toronto Star - ‎May 19, 2016‎
“We're in the midst right now of looking at a fundamental transformation of policing in this city,” Mayor John Tory, a member of the Toronto Police Services Board, told reporters Thursday. “For the first time, I think, ever, we are going to be making a ...
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Police association warns of 'growing disconnect' in open letter

CP24 Toronto's Breaking News - ‎May 17, 2016‎
In an open letter to the residents of Toronto, published as a full page ad in both The National Post and the Toronto Sun Tuesday, Toronto Police Association President Mike McCormack says that the disconnect “comes at a time when the Toronto Police ...
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Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders seeks 'more co-operation' after pregnant woman killed - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Chief Mark Saunders says the Toronto Police Service has work to do to rebuild public confidence in Canada's largest city, and he wants more people to come forward with information in the wake of a shooting that took the life of a pregnant woman over ...

Ontario Human Rights Commission calls for big changes in policing

Toronto Star - ‎May 26, 2016‎
With an exclusive look at submissions for change from Ontario's human rights watchdog, the Toronto Star begins a series looking at the future of policing.
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Girl, 3, reunited with parents after police found her wandering outside alone - ‎May 28, 2016‎
The toddler was found shoeless at Torrance Road and Grace Street at about 1:50 p.m., Toronto Police Service said. Officers took the child to a safe location and made sure she was medically OK.
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Toronto man used cat ad on Kijiji to lure woman he drugged and sexually assaulted, police say

National Post - ‎12 hours ago‎
After eating and drinking with him, she fell ill and “was led to his bedroom where he sexually assaulted her,” according to a Toronto Police Service news release. The woman was later able to regain control of her senses and was physically able to flee, ...
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Toronto targets landlords in pot-shop crackdown

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Letters from the city and the Toronto Police Service were sent informing landlords of buildings that contain dispensaries that the shops violate local by-laws and the property owners are subject to stiff financial penalties.

We Need Toronto Police to be More Accountable in the Deaths of Black Citizens

Torontoist - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Lawrence was the fourteenth Black man shot by the Toronto Police Service since 1978 (an average of one per year), and the fourth to die.

Toronto delivers warning shot to pot dispensaries

Toronto Star - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The letters are “designed to remind them of what their obligations are under the law,” and suggest possible consequences, Toronto Police Service spokesman Mark Pugash said Wednesday. He wasn't prepared to say how many letters were issued, but ...

Cat dies of gunshot wound: Toronto police

Brampton Guardian - ‎8 hours ago‎
Toronto police have confirmed Sunday night that the cat did not survive after being taken to a vet. Police said earlier Sunday that the owner of the home returned home to find bullet holes in her door.

Ex-cop, 81, goes back to the beat for a day — with her daughter-in-law

Toronto Star - ‎May 21, 2016‎
With her white hair in a neat, no-nonsense cut and wearing purple banded bifocals, Ruth cut an unusual figure next to her partner for the day - Toronto police Sgt. Stephanie Burritt, who happens to be her daughter-in-law. “My husband actually ...

Learn from race-based police data: Editorial

Toronto Star - ‎38 minutes ago‎
That's a key recommendation of the Ontario Human Rights Commission in a submission to the province on changing the Police Services Act. As part of a broad blueprint for reform, the commission is urging Queen's Park to require every police force in the ...
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Police warn residents about break-ins in The Annex and Harbord Village

CP24 Toronto's Breaking News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Toronto police are warning residents in The Annex and Harbord Village to lock their doors and windows at night amid a recent string of break-ins.
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Scarborough residents warned of threatening phone calls from fake police and federal agents - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Residents with call display see Canada Revenue Agency on their phone screen or a phone number associated with the Toronto Police Service. Police believe the suspects are using spoof cards, which let them pretend to call from any phone number they ...
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Case sheds light on how police in Toronto use 'stingray' surveillance

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎May 17, 2016‎
This includes limiting the range of the search, shutting off if someone in the area calls 911, and using it for only three minutes at a time.
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Man facing 28 charges in string of break-ins, synagogues targeted

CityNews - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Joshua Moskaluk, 37, of Toronto, is charged with 26 counts of break-and-enter commit and two counts of theft of vehicle. He was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.
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Ottawa is to blame for Canadians' confusion over marijuana

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎7 hours ago‎
Canada's medical marijuana fiasco came into sharp relief on Thursday when police in Toronto raided 45 illegal pot dispensaries and seized hundreds of kilograms of cannabis and its related products.
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Red Sox get past Blue Jays in extra innings

Mississauga - ‎7 hours ago‎
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) celebrates with teammates Travis Shaw (47) and Koji Uehara (19) after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays during 11th inning AL baseball action in Toronto on Sunday, May 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN ...

Toronto police investigate multiple cases of counterfeit tokens as TTC phases out old coins

National Post - ‎May 26, 2016‎
By mid-2017, the Toronto Transit Commission will stop selling the coins, and nearly 40 million will come off the streets. For the Toronto Police Financial Crimes Unit and TTC's Investigative Services, the phasing-out will also end years of ...