Police accountability / L’imputabilité de la police

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Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench to Decide if a Random Police Check Constituted Racial Profiling

The constable involved testified that part of the reason that Kenowesaquape was stopped was that he was riding a new bicycle that looked ‘too expensive’ for him. However, Kenowesaquape was not told that the officer…








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Police Body Cameras: Problems with the Presumption of ‘Good Discretion’

Fredericton police started a 90-day body camera project this past week. Six members of the police force, 3 Traffic Safety officers, and 3  of the Primary Response Team, will be equipped with these cameras. Deputy…


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Supreme Court Finds that Police “Drug Recognition Expert” Evidence Does Not Require a Voir Dire Hearing

Background Bingley, the appellant, was observed driving erratically by police. He was apprehended by a police officer who suspected that he was impaired and conducted a roadside screening device test, which Bingley passed. The officer…


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N.W.T RCMP Respond to Unfounded with Training and New Policies

Data published in the Globe and Mail indicated that around thirty percent of sexual assault allegations were declared unfounded in the Northwest Territories.  Northwest Territories’ rate is higher than the national average of nineteen percent….