Law and justice

Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy answers questions during a press conference on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, after five fired Memphis Police Officers were charged in the murder of Black motorist Tyre Nichols. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian via AP)

Authorities release video showing police beating in death of Tyre Nichols

5 police officers face charges of second-degree murder in Memphis incident

 

The Quebec Superior Court is seen in Montreal, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

High-profile Canadian pairs skating coach guilty of sex assault, gross indecency

Skate Canada said Hall of Fame coach Richard Gauthier has been permanently expelled

 

This photo provided by the Hidalgo County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office, showing the booking photo of Pascale Ferrier. A Quebec woman accused of mailing poison to former president Donald Trump has pleaded guilty and agreed to a prison sentence of nearly 22 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Hidalgo County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office, via AP

Poison pen: Quebec woman pleads guilty to sending Trump, others ricin-laced letters

Pascale Ferrier agreed to a sentence of nearly 22 years behind bars.

 

FILE — Mike Tyson watches the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans, Feb. 27, 2022, in Los Angeles. A woman has accused former heavyweight boxing champion Tyson of raping her sometime in the early 1990s in a lawsuit filed in January 2023, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Woman files suit accusing Mike Tyson of rape in early ’90s

Boxer previously was convicted and sent to prison for a rape that occurred around the same time

FILE — Mike Tyson watches the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans, Feb. 27, 2022, in Los Angeles. A woman has accused former heavyweight boxing champion Tyson of raping her sometime in the early 1990s in a lawsuit filed in January 2023, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
The Canadian military has concluded on the balance of probabilities that Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin “did not engage in sexual misconduct” after the senior military officer was acquitted of sexual assault late last year. Fortin speaks to members of the media following an acquittal in his case at a Gatineau, Que., courthouse on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

After sex assault acquittal, military clears Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin of misconduct

Fortin will be assigned ‘appropriate duties commensurate with his rank and experience’

The Canadian military has concluded on the balance of probabilities that Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin “did not engage in sexual misconduct” after the senior military officer was acquitted of sexual assault late last year. Fortin speaks to members of the media following an acquittal in his case at a Gatineau, Que., courthouse on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
FILE - Elon Musk waves while providing an update on SpaceX’s Starship, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, near Brownsville, Texas. In April 2022, a group of Tesla shareholders suing Musk over some 2018 tweets about taking the company private is asking a federal judge to order him to stop commenting on the case. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald via AP, File)

Elon Musk testifies in 2nd day of Tesla tweet court case

Musk testified it was important for jurors to know he ‘felt that funding was secured’ for Tesla buyout

FILE - Elon Musk waves while providing an update on SpaceX’s Starship, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, near Brownsville, Texas. In April 2022, a group of Tesla shareholders suing Musk over some 2018 tweets about taking the company private is asking a federal judge to order him to stop commenting on the case. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald via AP, File)
FILE - Cory and Shari Foltz, the parents of a Bowling Green State University student who died in an alleged hazing incident, look on while Wood County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Dobson, left, takes questions from the media at the Wood County Courthouse, April 29, 2021, in Bowling Green, Ohio. The family of the student will receive nearly $3 million from Bowling Green State University to settle its lawsuit. A copy of the agreement announced Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 says the family of Stone Foltz and the university will work together to eliminate hazing on college campuses. (J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune via AP, Fille)

Fatal hazing lawsuit at U.S. university ends with nearly $3M settlement

Eight former fraternity members previously either pleaded or were found guilty on various charges

FILE - Cory and Shari Foltz, the parents of a Bowling Green State University student who died in an alleged hazing incident, look on while Wood County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Dobson, left, takes questions from the media at the Wood County Courthouse, April 29, 2021, in Bowling Green, Ohio. The family of the student will receive nearly $3 million from Bowling Green State University to settle its lawsuit. A copy of the agreement announced Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 says the family of Stone Foltz and the university will work together to eliminate hazing on college campuses. (J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune via AP, Fille)
FILE - In this image from video released by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, Alec Baldwin stands in costume and speaks with investigators following a fatal shooting on a movie set in Santa Fe, N.M. Prosecutors announced Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 they are charging Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter in fatal shooting of cinematographer on movie set. (Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File)

As Baldwin faces charges, gun safety on sets ‘gets louder’

‘The gun safety experience on set has become more vocal, it’s a lot louder’

FILE - In this image from video released by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, Alec Baldwin stands in costume and speaks with investigators following a fatal shooting on a movie set in Santa Fe, N.M. Prosecutors announced Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 they are charging Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter in fatal shooting of cinematographer on movie set. (Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File)
Odelia Quewezance speaks to media outside the Court of King’s Bench in Yorkton, Sask. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Lawyers for two women who spent nearly 30 years in prison are to argue why they should be released while they await the results of a federal conviction review at the second day of a bail hearing. Odelia and Nerissa Quewezance were convicted in 1994 of second-degree murder in the death of 70-year-old Saskatchewan farmer Anthony Joseph Dolff. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

Judge reserves bail decision for Saskatchewan sisters who claim wrongful conviction

Pair convicted of second-degree murder in the 1993 stabbing death

Odelia Quewezance speaks to media outside the Court of King’s Bench in Yorkton, Sask. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Lawyers for two women who spent nearly 30 years in prison are to argue why they should be released while they await the results of a federal conviction review at the second day of a bail hearing. Odelia and Nerissa Quewezance were convicted in 1994 of second-degree murder in the death of 70-year-old Saskatchewan farmer Anthony Joseph Dolff. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell
FILE - Actor Alec Baldwin attends a news conference at United Nations headquarters, on Sept. 21, 2015. A Santa Fe district attorney is prepared to announce whether to press charges in the fatal 2021 film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Baldwin during a rehearsal on the set of the Western movie “Rust.” Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said a decision will be announced Thursday morning, Jan. 19, 2023, in a statement and on social media platforms. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Alec Baldwin to be charged with manslaughter in shooting

Charges come in connection with fatal 2021 shooting on a New Mexico movie set

FILE - Actor Alec Baldwin attends a news conference at United Nations headquarters, on Sept. 21, 2015. A Santa Fe district attorney is prepared to announce whether to press charges in the fatal 2021 film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Baldwin during a rehearsal on the set of the Western movie “Rust.” Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said a decision will be announced Thursday morning, Jan. 19, 2023, in a statement and on social media platforms. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
B.C. Environment and Climate Change Strategy Minister George Heyman (here seen in 2020) fulfilled statutory reporting requirements under the Climate Change Accountability Act, according to a court ruling Tuesday. But the ruling also found that the province is not likely to meet change goals for 2025, 2030. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Judge rejects lawsuit claiming B.C. failed to properly report climate change plans

Court hands B.C. government a victory, but finds province unlikely to meet its climate change goals

B.C. Environment and Climate Change Strategy Minister George Heyman (here seen in 2020) fulfilled statutory reporting requirements under the Climate Change Accountability Act, according to a court ruling Tuesday. But the ruling also found that the province is not likely to meet change goals for 2025, 2030. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Experts say reforming Canada’s bail system to keep certain offenders behind bars will not reduce crime, but it will lead to more people waiting in jails — contrary to what Poilievre says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Pierre Poilievre’s claims on bail reform not backed by evidence, experts say

Analysts says no evidence suggests a ‘tough on crime’ approach to bail increases public safety

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Experts say reforming Canada’s bail system to keep certain offenders behind bars will not reduce crime, but it will lead to more people waiting in jails — contrary to what Poilievre says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

B.C. Mounties investigate criminal claims against tribal police officer

Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police Service serves 10 tribes near Lilloet

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
The Court of Appeal of Quebec is seen in Montreal, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Quebec’s Court of Appeal agrees with a lower court that a Montreal hospital can permanently remove a breathing tube from a child who has been in a coma since June despite his parents objections. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Child’s breathing tube can be removed despite parents’ protest: Quebec appeal court

Child has been in a coma since June, court says hospital may proceed with procedure

The Court of Appeal of Quebec is seen in Montreal, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Quebec’s Court of Appeal agrees with a lower court that a Montreal hospital can permanently remove a breathing tube from a child who has been in a coma since June despite his parents objections. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a keynote address on the Canada-Mexico relationship and North American competitiveness at the Centro University in Mexico City, Mexico, Wednesday Jan.11, 2023. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking “carefully” and “quickly” at a letter from Canada’s premiers calling for a fix to the country’s bail system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau says Ottawa looking at bail reform after letter from premiers demands action

Poilievre says repeat offenders pose the biggest risk to public safety

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a keynote address on the Canada-Mexico relationship and North American competitiveness at the Centro University in Mexico City, Mexico, Wednesday Jan.11, 2023. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking “carefully” and “quickly” at a letter from Canada’s premiers calling for a fix to the country’s bail system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Lawyer James Lockyer attends a session at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18, 2020, in Halifax on July 14, 2022. Lockyer is representing two Saskatewan sisters who have spent nearly 30 years in prison for what they say are wrongful murder convictions.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Lawyer James Lockyer attends a session at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18, 2020, in Halifax on July 14, 2022. Lockyer is representing two Saskatewan sisters who have spent nearly 30 years in prison for what they say are wrongful murder convictions.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
FILE - Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington. A federal judge on Friday, Jan. 13 2023 rejected Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s bid to move or delay a trial over a misleading tweet about a potential buyout of the electric automaker, setting the stage for the mercurial billionaire to be thrust into a legal drama amid the turmoil of his Twitter takeover. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Elon Musk’s next drama: a trial over his tweets about Tesla buyout

Trial may hinge on jury’s interpretation of motive for tweets a judge already decided were false

FILE - Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington. A federal judge on Friday, Jan. 13 2023 rejected Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s bid to move or delay a trial over a misleading tweet about a potential buyout of the electric automaker, setting the stage for the mercurial billionaire to be thrust into a legal drama amid the turmoil of his Twitter takeover. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
B.C. Premier David Eby attends a rally in North Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. The British Columbia Prosecution Service has launched a recruitment drive to fill new and vacant positions for Crown lawyers and staff throughout the province, part of a series of recent measures to address repeat violent offending. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. launches hiring drive for Crown prosecutors to help address repeat offending

David Eby’s safer communities plan inspires push to hire up to 40 prosecutors this year

B.C. Premier David Eby attends a rally in North Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. The British Columbia Prosecution Service has launched a recruitment drive to fill new and vacant positions for Crown lawyers and staff throughout the province, part of a series of recent measures to address repeat violent offending. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The RCMP says many tips from Canada’s financial intelligence agency about possible crimes “may not get investigated” due to a lack of policing resources and conflicting priorities. The Mounties make the candid admission in a briefing note prepared for Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino on the working relationship between the national police force and the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, known as Fintrac. Money seized by police during a bust is displayed at RCMP headquarters In Surrey, B.C., on December 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Tips on shady finances ‘may not get investigated’ amid police constraints: RCMP note

Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada reports can be a lengthy process

The RCMP says many tips from Canada’s financial intelligence agency about possible crimes “may not get investigated” due to a lack of policing resources and conflicting priorities. The Mounties make the candid admission in a briefing note prepared for Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino on the working relationship between the national police force and the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, known as Fintrac. Money seized by police during a bust is displayed at RCMP headquarters In Surrey, B.C., on December 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Randall Hopley covers his face as he is taken into his sentencing hearing the courthouse in Cranbrook, B.C. in this photo taken Wednesday, July 18, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland

Parole board recommends charge against sex offender Hopley, who abducted Sparwood boy

Charge connected to use of computer at public library, less than a metre from group of children

Randall Hopley covers his face as he is taken into his sentencing hearing the courthouse in Cranbrook, B.C. in this photo taken Wednesday, July 18, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland