Woman blockaded balcony door before deadly fall: Sources

Video shows Edmonton cop jump knee-first onto man during 2019 arrest

And, of course, on the web one may find Canuck cops kicking the shit out of and murdering wagon burners. Recently.

Regis Korchinski-Paquet.FACEBOOK / FACEBOOK

Regis Korchinski-Paquet.FACEBOOK / FACEBOOK

An Edmonton police officer is seen jumping with his knee onto a man lying on the ground during a 2019 arrest.Screenshot

An Edmonton police officer is seen jumping with his knee onto a man lying on the ground during a 2019 arrest.Screenshot

No links. No authors. All of this shit may be found on a web search. I’m lefty but things were getting too political lately, and there was truth on either side. My only comment to the cops would be: “Stop hiring fucking psychos!” Forcillo. I win

Regis Korchinski-Paquet plunged to her death after using a heavy appliance to blockade a balcony door from Toronto Police officers at her High Park high rise last Wednesday, sources told the Toronto Sun.

The  29-year-old woman died while trying unsuccessfully to vault to a neighbouring balcony shortly after she jammed the door with an appliance — possibly an air conditioning unit or a TV  — according to sources. Korchinski-Paquet was alone on the balcony.

A senior officer at the scene ordered less experienced officers to remain inside the apartment and leave the troubled woman outside.

After police spotted Korchinski-Paquet’s hand on the railing, an officer raced to the neighbouring apartment, sources told the Sun.

By the time the officer reached the next-door balcony and looked for Korchinski-Paquet, she was gone, according to sources.

Police were called to intervene in a violent conflict between Korchinski-Paquet and her brother, which had been defused.

The senior officer at the scene spoke to Korchinski-Paquet’s mother, Claudette Korchinski-Beals, as they were gathered in the hallway outside the apartment, according to sources.

The officer has 3 1/2 years of experience working with Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT) which partners Toronto hospitals, mental health nurses and specially-trained TPS officers to deal with situations involving people suffering from mental health issues.

Korchinski-Beals asked the senior officer to take her daughter to CAMH, sources told the Sun. When the officer asked why the daughter should be brought to CAMH, the mom replied that her daughter was having seizures.

Korchinski-Paquet insisted, sources said, that she urgently needed to use the bathroom. She was permitted to re-enter the unit.

When she emerged from the bathroom, though, she bolted to the balcony and shoved a heavy object behind the door, said sources.

An independent witness says the 29-year-old was alone on the balcony before her deadly fall — a statement that contradicts allegations made publicly that police threw the woman off the balcony.

The allegation sparked outrage among family and community members, especially during the time of race riots in American cities protesting police killings of black people.

Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders called for calm last Friday. Protests on Saturday were peaceful.

Saunders branded social media chatter about the tragic death as “toxic misinformation” and “lies.

The province’s Special Investigations Unit planned to interview the victim’s family this week.

And now, a NDP response:

A video of an Edmonton police officer jumping with his knee onto a man lying on the ground during an arrest last year has emerged on social media.

The video shared on Facebook Friday shows a man lying with his face down in the grass, held down by a police officer. A second officer approaches from the side and jumps on the man on the ground, appearing to hit him with his knee while the man being arrested loudly cries out, saying “OK! OK! Stop!”

The man continues whimpering, saying “OK,” and again asking them to stop while the second officer appears to lean with his knee on the man’s neck and shoulder area.

The first officer then bends over and yells at the man, “Do not run from the police!”

In the video, one of the officers can then be heard calling the man a “mother—–” and saying “did you think I wouldn’t catch you?” while the man on the ground whimpers.

Sorry. FBook video will not load, so here is the article link. Caution, it shows cops being their usual POS selves:

https://torontosun.com/news/crime/video-shows-edmonton-officer-jump-knee-first-onto-man-laying-on-ground-during-2019-arrest/wcm/57a1a55c-586f-4c70-b6c5-898f4fbb37f8

A second video shows the man arrested continue crying while officers ask him for his name and search him. They help him to his feet, when the man being arrested says, “What is your f—— problem?”

An officer then wraps his arm around the man’s neck and shoulder and bends him over while they drag and walk him to the police vehicle. An officer is also heard yelling, “Don’t stare at me!”

The events leading up to the arrest are not shown.

Edmonton police responded to the video on Facebook, saying they were made aware of the video in August 2019. The video was submitted to the Professional Standards Branch.

“Following the completion of that investigation, the EPS Professional Standards Branch referred the matter to the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service to determine if criminal charges are warranted against the responding police officers,” reads the statement.

“As it remains with Alberta Crown Prosecution Service at this time, we are unable to comment further.”

Edmonton police did not release the names of the men in the video and declined to comment beyond the statement posted on Facebook.

https://torontosun.com/news/crime/video-shows-edmonton-officer-jump-knee-first-onto-man-laying-on-ground-during-2019-arrest/wcm/57a1a55c-586f-4c70-b6c5-898f4fbb37f8