Jie William Smith sentenced to more than four years’ jail for manslaughter of six-month-old baby

Jie William Smith sentenced to more than four years’ jail for manslaughter of six-month-old baby

A man convicted of the manslaughter death of a six-month-old boy has been sentenced to four years and nine months in prison.  Jie William Smith appeared in Newcastle Supreme Court as Justice Helen Wilson delivered the sentence. He received a non-parole period of three years and six months. A two-week trial in July heard the … Read more

NSW gay hate inquiry told everyday policing did not adequately respond to bias crimes

NSW gay hate inquiry told everyday policing did not adequately respond to bias crimes

A former member of a disbanded NSW Police unit which investigated bias crimes complained to a colleague that the force had “fought every attempt” to integrate a hate crime response into policing, an inquiry has heard. Key points: A bias crimes unit was formed within the NSW Police in 2015 Its purpose was to examine … Read more

Boy, 12, in critical condition after ‘serious custody incident’ involving police outside Leanyer shopping centre

Boy, 12, in critical condition after ‘serious custody incident’ involving police outside Leanyer shopping centre

A 12-year-old boy is in hospital in a critical but stable condition after what police have described as a “serious custody incident” outside a Darwin shopping centre. Key points: Police say the boy appeared to suffer a medical episode and collapsed when they approached him  He was transported to Royal Darwin Hospital and remained there this morning … Read more

Majority of Canadians favour Emergencies Act invocation, poll shows

Majority of Canadians favour Emergencies Act invocation, poll shows

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Nov. 29.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press The federal government’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act to end last winter’s protracted anti-government, anti-vaccine mandate protests is largely supported by Canadians, according to a new poll. After six weeks of intense scrutiny at … Read more

Man accused of murdering fellow patient in Canberra Hospital’s Adult Mental Health Unit facing more charges for resisting police

Man accused of murdering fellow patient in Canberra Hospital’s Adult Mental Health Unit facing more charges for resisting police

A teenager charged over the murder of a man at the Canberra Hospital last month has also been charged with resisting police’s attempts to collect forensic material from his hands. Aleu Mapiou, 18, is accused of killing Dusko Culibrk, 38, during what police described as “an altercation” in the hospital’s Adult Mental Health Unit. Mr … Read more

Global News at 6 Toronto: Dec. 4, 2022

Global News at 6 Toronto: Dec. 4, 2022

Crime Twenty-one-year-old Pawanpreet Kaur was shot multiple times and killed at a Petro Canada in Mississauga, Ont., and police are now looking for the suspect. An isolated incident of a double-shooting also occurred in the area of Mississauga last night, with no identified suspects for the time being. Finally, record-high inflation is hitting many Canadians … Read more

Vancouver council to debate equipping police with body-worn cameras Tuesday

Vancouver council to debate equipping police with body-worn cameras Tuesday

Vancouver city council is set to vote next week on a proposal to equip the city’s police with body-worn cameras. The motion, authored by ABC Vancouver Coun. Lenny Zhou, would direct city staff to identify the costs to implement and operate a full complement of body-worn cameras for on-duty front-line officers in the Vancouver Police … Read more

Mickey Joseph punched and choked his wife during argument over infidelity

Mickey Joseph punched and choked his wife during argument over infidelity

Former Nebraska interim football coach Mickey Joseph pushed, punched and choked his wife and pulled her hair during an argument the couple had over infidelity, Lincoln police allege in a court document filed Thursday. Lancaster County prosecutors charged Joseph, 54, with one felony count of assault by strangulation or suffocation, which is punishable by up … Read more

Death of man in custody at Orange Police Station prompts investigation

Death of man in custody at Orange Police Station prompts investigation

An investigation is underway following the death of a man in police custody at Orange in central west New South Wales. Police said the 40-year-old had been arrested Thursday morning following reports of a domestic violence incident at a house on Amaroo Crescent. The man became ill and was treated by paramedics at Orange Police Station before being taken … Read more