Suspect in Toronto police death expected in court

Richard Kachkar is charged in the death of Sgt. Ryan Russell

Last Updated: Friday, January 21, 2011



Richard Kachkar, 44, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. (Facebook)


The man accused of driving a stolen snowplow truck that struck and killed Sgt. Ryan Russell of Toronto police is expected to make his first appearance in court Friday morning.

Richard Kachkar, 44, has been charged with first-degree murder, and faces two other charges of attempted murder in relation to the erratic manner in which the truck was driven.

Kachkar is alleged to have stolen the truck equipped with a snowplow in the early hours of Jan. 12. Russell, 35, sustained severe head injuries after being struck by the truck in Toronto's Avenue Road and Davenport Road area.

Kachkar is then alleged to have driven the truck westward before being shot and arrested by police near Keele and Annette streets. He was treated, released from hospital earlier this week and remanded to a medical wing of the Maplehurst detention centre in Milton, Ont.

It's not immediately clear if he will appear in person or by video link Friday.

An elaborate funeral Tuesday honoured Russell, an 11-year veteran of the Toronto Police Service. Thousands of officers and citizens attended the memorial service at the downtown Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Russell was the first Toronto officer to be killed in the line of duty since 2002, when Const. Laura Ellis died in a car crash.






His odds of getting a fair trial is entirely remote. We can expect a blind approach to the issue of mental illness because he is a cop killer.

What the police need to deal with is that their corruption, and collective outragious abuses bring them ill-repute that will attract anyone with a grudge against police generally and who suffers a serious mental health problem.

The police need to realize that are also responsible for dysfunction in society and they can start by dealing with their own systemic corruption.

Take all the G20 officers, notice how they all had small ID numbers? Why were their not ID numbers that were visible at a large distance? Those numbers should be the same size as POLICE.

Then we have no real watchdog agency for the police. The likes of Fantino can commit all sorts of abuses of process and "get away with it, and be rewarded with a conservative ministry for "seniors".

Then we have all that "paid duty", police forces across Canada engage in Official extortion and they then, at a funeral, engage in a military style procession that is extremely revolting to anyone who watches our corrupt police forces which is riddled with professional abusers.

The G20 video's show many officers willing to cover for another engaged in abusers. they operate like a gang of criminals.

its time for change .