‘Ottawa’ Special Police Task Force Created to Investigate all Unsolved gang-related Homicides
Ottawa police are setting up a special task force to investigate “all unsolved gang-related homicides” in the city.
The task force, announced Thursday, brings together officers from the major crime, guns and gangs and street crime units.
“Investigators believe that some of the same individuals are involved in multiple (homicides) in the city,” police said in a release announcing the task force. “The investigative team is exploring those potential linkages between these (homicides).”
Ottawa is facing a near record number of homicides in 2016 — 22 with more than two weeks left in the year.