BROADCAST DATE : Mar 11, 2021

When police don’t knock | Broken honour

They can take only minutes, but they can change lives forever. 'Dynamic entries' or 'no-knocks' are a police tactic used to catch suspects by surprise, by entering homes unannounced. The practice is under heavy scrutiny in the U.S. after the death of Breonna Taylor, who was killed when police stormed the wrong home. In "When police don't knock," Judy Trinh examines how often this tactic is used in Canada, and the consequences for those who are mistaken targets. In our second story, Tom Murphy hosts "Broken honour." In a program called Operation Honour, the Canadian Armed Forces pledged to stamp out sexual violence that had reached crisis levels in its ranks. Our investigation reveals how military police and justice officials fell below the standards of the civilian world, and how the man at the top, Gen. Jonathan Vance, touted the program’s success despite it securing few criminal convictions. Former insiders call for sexual assault investigations to be taken out of the hands of the military.