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November / December issue of the 10-8 newsletter for Canadian police officers

The latest 10-8 newsletter is now online. Here are the highlights:

  • New Justice Appointed to Supreme Court
  • Manner Of Strip Search Matters: s.8 Charter Breached
  • Firearm Need Not Also Meet Definition Of Weapon
  • Lawful Arrest Neuters Civil Claim
  • Corraborating Sources Enhances Reliability
  • Police Conduct Assessed By What they Did, Not Could have Done
  • Watching Detainee Did Not Breach s. 10(b)
  • Police Owe No Duty To Investigate
  • Officers May Use Experience in Making Decisions
  • Cell Phone Search Incident To Arrest Lawful, But Limited
  • Information Compelling, Credible & Corroborated: RGB Satisfied
  • Reasonable Grounds Assessed At Time Of Arrest
  • Penile Swab & Fingernail Clippings Proper As Incident to Arrest

September / October issue of the 10-8 newsletter for Canadian police officers

Here are the highlights of the latest issue of the 10-8 newsletter for Canadian police officers:

  • Justification For Night Search Upheld: No Charter Breach
  • 22-Minute Advisement Delay Violated Rights: Cocaine Excluded
  • Production Order May Issue On Basis Of Reasonable Suspicion
  • 2013 Police Reported Crime
  • No-Knock Entry Justified: Exigent Circumstances Established
  • Arrest & Demand Required Separate Analysis
  • s.489 Authorizes Seizure of Material Unrelated To Warrant Offence
  • Demand To Be Made As Soon As Practicable, Not Forthwith
  • Crown Bears Burden Of Demonstrating Access Not Reasonably Feasible
  • Police Acted In Good Faith: Evidence Admissible
  • Back-up Officer’s Evidence Served as Corroboration

Mike Novakowski does an incredible job as the editor of these newsletters.

New issue of 10-8 police newsletter

A new issue of the 10-8 newsletter has just been released. Mike Novakowski does a great job with these newsletters. They will be of interest to any Canadian police officer or to anyone with an interest in criminal justice issues. This issue includes articles on the following topics:

  • Detention Justified: Clear Nexus Between Detainee & Crime
  • Trunk Search Lawful: Odour + Other Factors = Reasonable Grounds
  • Officers Civilly Protected By Reasonable Mistake Of Fact
  • Consent Relevant To Lawfulness Of Warrantless Dwelling Arrest
  • Youth Not Detained: s. 146 YCJA Did Not Apply
  • Stay Unwarranted: No Nexus Between Post- Investigation Charter Breach & Offences
  • Hit & Run: Intent Must Be To Avoid Civil Or Criminal Liability
  • Factors Viewed Collectively & Contextually Provide Necessary Grounds
  • Intention To Stop Arose On Public Highway: Private Property Pullover Lawful
  • Seatbelt Offence One Of Strict Liability
  • Reasonable Grounds To Be Assessed At Time Of Arrest

Legal topics for Canadian police

Henry Waldock maintains a web site called Legal Topics for Canadian Police. He posts his thoughts on case law, civil liability, confidential sources, expert evidence, court testimony, search warrants, use of force, impaired driving and other law enforcement issues. It’s a great web site and there is no doubt that it has made a key difference in numerous police investigations across Canada.