Police Officer Killed after being pinned under vehicle


petros
#31
What a ****ty coincidence.

If you are an R.C. today was Blue Mass. (Honouring of the Police)

My mom and Mrs went and just got home.

The Bishop gave a sermon and prayer dedicated to Const. Garrett Styles.

 
Cliffy
#32
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Bear **** looks like black olives not cupcakes.

Unlike Grizzly poop that has little bells in it and smells like pepper.
 
petros
#33
Bells as in the flowers?
 
Cliffy
#34
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Bells as in the flowers?

Bells as in the little dinner bells people wear on the clothing in the false impression it will warn bears of human presence. Grizzlies have been conditioned to know the bells mean a soft, crunchy lunch.
 
petros
#35
Apparently we taste like pork.
 
Just the Facts
#36
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Bells as in the little dinner bells people wear on the clothing in the false impression it will warn bears of human presence. Grizzlies have been conditioned to know the bells mean a soft, crunchy lunch.

lol

 
spaminator
#37
MANDEL: Driver in joyride that killed cop appeals conviction
Michele Mandel
Published:
March 12, 2019
Updated:
March 12, 2019 9:52 PM EDT
Melissa Styles is pictured outside Osgoode Hall. Her husband, Const. Garrett Styles, was killed when a young driver rolled a van the constable had pulled over. The driver is appealing his murder conviction. (Craig Robertson, Toronto Sun)
He doesn’t want to be a convicted murderer.
Almost four years after the teen was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of York Regional Police Const. Garrett Styles, the joyriding driver known only as S.K. was in the Ontario Court of Appeal asking that the verdict be overturned.
It was June 28, 2011 — and the first day of summer holidays — when 15-year-old S.K. snuck out of his house and took his family’s minivan for the second time in five months. “He hadn’t learned his lesson,” acknowledged his lawyer James Lockyer.
He was driving three friends along Hwy. 48 when he was pulled over by Styles for going 147 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. It should have just been a routine traffic stop.
When the unlicensed teen refused to get out of the vehicle so it could be impounded, continually begging Styles to let him go because his parents were going to “kill” him, the officer finally opened the driver’s door and reached in to undo his seatbelt.
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What ensued was a tragedy on all sides: The van accelerated across the highway, entered a field, became airborne and rolled before coming to a stop. Styles, who’d been dragged by the careening vehicle, was ejected from the van and pinned under the driver’s side tire, where he soon died of his injuries.
Just 32, the officer left behind a wife and two small children.
York Regional Police Const. Garrett Styles
As for the driver, the crash broke S.K.’s neck in three places and rendered him a quadriplegic who requires around-the-clock care. The jury found the youth intentionally accelerated to get away and should have known it would “likely” lead to the death of the police officer.
But lucky for him, Justice Alex Sosna spared him any prison time, sentencing S.K. instead to a conditional supervision order for nine years.
“S.K. is already serving a life sentence,” Sosna said in his controversial November, 2015 decision. “He is a prisoner in his own body.”
The Crown, however, is appealing that decision, arguing S.K. should have been sent to an open custody facility. Meanwhile, the defence wants the appeal court to overturn his first-degree murder conviction as “unreasonable” and order a retrial on manslaughter alone.
Now 23, S.K. — heavy set and wearing glasses — was in the small courtroom in his wheelchair, his parents at his side. Behind them, sat Styles’ widow, Melissa, and other family members.
S.K.’s lawyer contended S.K. was startled when Styles suddenly “launched himself into the vehicle,” and panicking, the teen accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake. American collision reconstruction expert Dr. Chris Van Ee had testified during the trial that “pedal misapplication” or “unintentional acceleration” could have played a role in the crash.
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But Lockyer complained the judge didn’t allow the jury to hear that S.K. told his father what happened about a month after the incident and that his version — that he froze, that he was trying to brake and that he was pretty sure he didn’t do anything to make the van move forward — was “textbook unintentional acceleration.”
While S.K.’s recollection meshed with Ee’s expert testimony that would come years later, S.K.’s conversation with his father was ruled inadmissible. Instead, Lockyer said, the Crown was unfairly allowed to insinuate S.K. was fabricating his panic and confusion to match the defence expert.
“He was a kid when all this happened,” Lockyer insisted.
The Crown argues its sentence appeal Wednesday.
mmandel@postmedia.com
http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...als-conviction
Last edited by spaminator; Mar 14th, 2019 at 03:26 AM..
 
spaminator
#38
MANDEL: Young driver who killed cop is back behind the wheel
Michele Mandel
Published:
March 13, 2019
Updated:
March 13, 2019 7:20 PM EDT
York Regional Police Const. Garrett Styles
This hardly looks like remorse.
As an underage and unlicensed driver who snuck out to go joyriding with his parents’ minivan, 15-year-old S.K. (his name protected by a publication ban) took off from a traffic stop and dragged Const. Garrett Styles to his death in June 2011.
In November 2015, S.K. was sentenced to what was widely regarded as a light youth sentence after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder for causing the death of the York Regional Police officer. Although he faced up to 10 years in custody, he was given nine years of community supervision — essentially probation.
Ontario Superior Court Justice Alex Sosna felt S.K. would suffer enough because the accident had left him a quadriplegic. He also didn’t believe S.K.’s “extensive” medical needs could be handled in custody.
Melissa Styles is pictured outside Osgoode Hall on Tuesday. Her husband, Const. Garrett Styles, was killed when a young driver rolled a van the constable had pulled over. The driver is appealing his murder conviction. (Craig Robertson, Toronto Sun)
But less than a month after his sentencing, says Crown attorney Andreea Baiasu, she’s learned S.K. was actually back behind the wheel and by May 2016, he’d passed his G1.
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“It calls into question whether he’s genuinely remorseful for what he did in what was a horrific and tragic incident,” Baiasu told the Ontario Court of Appeal.
At his sentencing, the evidence was all about S.K.’s long list of dire injuries and how he would need care around the clock. If they’d known he was well enough to operate a car, Baiasu said, the Crown would have asked for a driving ban as part of his sentence to reflect the “enormity of the offence” and to protect the public.
“This is not something realistically contemplated at his sentencing,” the prosecutor complained. “The notion that he would be getting behind the wheel of a vehicle so quickly after sentencing comes as a bit of surprise.”
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As S.K. listened from his wheelchair, and Styles’ family members murmured in agreement, the Crown asked that his sentence be overturned and include a period of open custody and a driving prohibition.
Sentencing Styles’ killer to a conditional supervision order was “totally inadequate to hold this young person accountable for what is the most serious offence under the Criminal Code,” Baiasu told the three-judge panel.
She argued the judge gave too much weight to S.K.’s injuries when they were a direct result of his own decision to flee the scene: He took off after Styles told him he was impounding his van for travelling 147 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Hwy. 48.
After the teen repeatedly refused to get out, Styles opened his door and was reaching in to unbuckle him when the vehicle suddenly accelerated almost 300 metres down the highway, carrying the officer with half his body dangling outside, eventually going airborne and flipping, killing Styles and injuring S.K.
In his conviction appeal heard Tuesday, S.K.’s lawyers insisted he shouldn’t have been found guilty of murder because the teen panicked and unintentionally stepped on the gas instead of the brake.
Not only was he rightfully convicted of murder, the Crown countered, but S.K. deserves a stint in custody. The defence argued that no facility exists that can possibly care for his “extensive needs.”
Yet, it may not be as impossible as they’ve made it out to be: The appeal court heard that despite his condition, S.K. has been living in a university dorm with just the assistance of a personal support worker.
The judges have reserved their decision on both S.K.’s conviction appeal and the Crown’s appeal on sentence.
mmandel@postmedia.com
http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...hind-the-wheel
 
spaminator
#39
New trial ordered for driver in crash that killed York Region cop
Canadian Press
Published:
October 2, 2019
Updated:
October 2, 2019 9:46 AM EDT
York Regional Police Const. Garrett Styles
Ontario’s top court has ordered a new trial for a young man convicted of first-degree murder in a highway crash that claimed the life of a York Regional Police officer.
The man, who was 15 at the time of the incident in 2011 and therefore cannot be named, was rendered quadriplegic in the crash that killed Const. Garrett Styles.
Melissa Styles is pictured outside Osgoode Hall. Her husband, Const. Garrett Styles, was killed when a young driver rolled a van the constable had pulled over. The driver, who appealed his first-degree murder conviction, has been granted a new trial. (Craig Robertson, Toronto Sun)
He was sentenced in 2015 to a conditional supervision order for nine years, after the trial judge found he was already effectively serving a life sentence as a result of his physical state and that he had been rehabilitated.
The man appealed his conviction, alleging the trial judge made several legal errors and that the first-degree murder verdict was unreasonable.
In a ruling released today, the appeal court found the trial judge erred in failing to caution jurors that they should consider the accused’s age and level of maturity at the time of the incident in determining whether he knew his actions were likely to cause Styles’ death.
The appellant had taken his parents’ van late at night in June 2011 to go driving with friends — despite having no licence — when Styles pulled them over in East Gwillimbury.
Court heard Styles sought to impound the van and repeatedly asked the teen driver to step out of the vehicle, eventually reaching inside to unbuckle his seatbelt.
The van then suddenly accelerated and dragged the officer about 300 metres before veering off the road and landing on top of him.
At the heart of the trial was whether the 15-year-old meant to drive away, as the Crown alleged, or did so accidentally while in a state of panic, as the defence argued.
http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...hat-killed-cop
 
spaminator
#40
MANDEL: The family of Const. Garrett Styles unfairly faces pain of a retrial
Michele Mandel
Published:
October 2, 2019
Updated:
October 2, 2019 9:24 PM EDT
York Regional Police Const. Garrett Styles
What a crushing blow for the widow and family of Const. Garrett Styles.
Eight years after the York Region police officer was dragged and killed by an underage driver who refused to get out of his minivan, Ontario’s highest court has ordered a retrial for the young man convicted of first-degree murder.
“It was necessary for the trial judge to caution the jury that 15-year-olds do not have the same life experience as adults and that, as a result, a 15-year-old may not have the level of maturity to foresee the consequences of a particular course of action,” Justice Janet Simmons wrote on behalf of the three-judge panel.
Melissa Styles is pictured outside Osgoode Hall. Her husband, Const. Garrett Styles, was killed when a young driver rolled a van the constable had pulled over. The driver, who appealed his first-degree murder conviction, has been granted a new trial. (Craig Robertson, Toronto Sun)
And so the driver, known only as S.K. since he was a young offender at the time, gets yet another break in this tragic case.
He never served any jail time when he was convicted by a Newmarket jury in 2015. The judge felt the teen had suffered enough since the crash he caused had also left him a quadriplegic. “S.K. is already serving a life sentence,” Justice Alex Sosna said in his controversial decision. “He is a prisoner in his own body.”
And now he gets another chance to avoid responsibility and insist he is innocent — and drag the Styles’ family through yet another legal proceeding.
S.K. had been driving his parents’ vehicles without their permission since he was 14. In January 2011, he’d even been caught and ticketed by police for driving without a licence.
“Neither that experience nor his parents’ shock and disappointment over his conduct was sufficient to deter him for long,” wrote Simmons in the appeal court decision. “Within about six weeks of being caught, he had resumed his nocturnal joyriding. In all, he went out driving with friends about 15 times between December 2010 and June 2011.”
On June 28, 2011, S.K. snuck out of his house again and took his father’s Dodge Caravan to go joyriding with three friends. At around 4:45 a.m., he was pulled over by Styles on Hwy. 48 for going 147 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.
When the unlicensed teen refused to get out of the vehicle so it could be impounded — begging Styles to let him go because his parents were going to “kill” him — the officer finally opened the driver’s door and reached in to undo his seatbelt.
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S.K. insisted at trial that he was “startled” and stepped on the accelerator by accident. With Styles still wedged across his lap and half his body dangling outside, the van sped almost 300 metres across the highway, became airborne and rolled, pinning the officer under the driver’s side tire.
Just 32, Styles later died in hospital, leaving behind a wife and two small children.
S.K. had broken his neck in three places. Although he faced up to 10 years in custody, S.K.’s injuries convinced a judge to give him nine years of community supervision — essentially probation.
Both sides appealed. The Crown felt his sentence was “totally inadequate to hold this young person accountable.” Instead, they urged the appeal court to impose a term of open custody and a driving ban — prosecutors had been shocked to learn that despite his injuries, S.K. was back behind the wheel just a month after his sentencing and had his G1 the following year.
Meanwhile, his defence team argued S.K.’s conviction for first-degree murder was “unreasonable” and he should be retried on manslaughter alone.
Styles’ widow and family were in court for both days of the appeal hearing, often shaking their heads in disbelief. S.K., now a 23-year-old university student, was there in his wheelchair, studiously avoiding any eye contact with the victims.
In the end, he will get his new trial, assuming the attorney general agrees to retry him, but thankfully it will still be on a charge of first-degree murder and not manslaughter. Even so, ahead lies another rerun of painful evidence and conflicting experts, of dying words and youthful excuses, ripping the scars of loss open again.
mmandel@postmedia.com
http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...n-of-a-retrial
 
JLM
-1
#41
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

MANDEL: Young driver who killed cop is back behind the wheel
Michele Mandel
Published:
March 13, 2019
Updated:
March 13, 2019 7:20 PM EDT
York Regional Police Const. Garrett Styles
This hardly looks like remorse.
As an underage and unlicensed driver who snuck out to go joyriding with his parents’ minivan, 15-year-old S.K. (his name protected by a publication ban) took off from a traffic stop and dragged Const. Garrett Styles to his death in June 2011.
In November 2015, S.K. was sentenced to what was widely regarded as a light youth sentence after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder for causing the death of the York Regional Police officer. Although he faced up to 10 years in custody, he was given nine years of community supervision — essentially probation.

http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...hind-the-wheel


The little prick should have his license suspended for 25 years, MINIMUM!
 

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