April 7th, 2017

R v Gormly, 2017 ABPC 35 per Rosborough, PCJ:

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Trial on a charge of resisting arrest. Following the accused’s arrest, a physical altercation ensued with police at the detachment. The accused was injured, and ultimately hospitalized. One issue was an alleged s. 7 breach arising from the police failure to use audio visual equipment at their disposal. Police did not activate their recording equipment … Read More.

R v Coombs, 2017 ABPC 34 per Fraser, PCJ:

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Impaired driving trial. Alleged s. 7 breach on the basis that the police officer’s lapel mic was not operating when he approached the accused’s truck. Officer testified that he had tested his recording equipment at the commencement of his shift, and everything was working. However, the lapel mics were known to frequently malfunction. Held: No. … Read More.