Man nearly runs over VicPD officers while fleeing traffic stop, police say

Man nearly runs over VicPD officers while fleeing traffic stop, police say

A Victoria Police Department crest is shown in this undated photo. (File Photo) A Victoria Police Department crest is shown in this undated photo. (File Photo)

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Under scrutiny, minister says RCMP's yearslong use of spyware tools is limited

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino is defending the RCMP’s yearslong and undisclosed use of spyware capable of accessing cell phone and computer microphones, cameras and other data as part of dozens of major investigations. Testifying before a parliamentary committee on Monday, Mendicino said the national police force's use of these tools has only be permitted in 'the most serious offences.'