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Police were justified in making an unannounced entry because of a valid concern that pornographic files could be easily destroyed, Ontario's highest court has ruled.
In R. v. Burke, 2013 ONCA 424, police obtained a search warrant for the accused's apartment as part of Project Salvo, a national investigation into child pornography being shared over the "Gnutella" peer-to-peer network. Burke's IP address had been identified as a user from whom child pornography could be downloaded.
An investigator viewed two child pornography video files, confirmed they were being offered for download by Burke's IP address and obtained his municipal address from the Internet service provider. The Information To Obtain (ITO) also stated that the lead investigator was aware that data files were highly disposable as they could be quickly hidden, disguised on a hard drive, password protected or encrypted.Continue...
Not every 911 call in every circumstance warrants a forced entry by police.
In R. v. Jones, 2013 BCCA 345 the accused asked for an ambulance after her visiting daughter, who was bipolar, refused to leave the house when asked to do so. While her daughter remained in the house, Jones went outside and waited in her vehicle. The ambulance requested police attendance.
An officer was dispatched to a "mental health issue between a daughter and a mother" and told the daughter was "freaking out." When he arrived, Jones was outside sitting in her vehicle. She confirmed her daughter was the only person in the house, was upstairs "freaking out" and she wanted her removed.Continue...
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Dec 03 2013
Toronto - Two Toronto area officers passed away in the last week from injuries sustained from accidents. York Regional Police Constable Michael Pegg passed away on Friday November 30 from a training injury while Toronto Police Constable John Zivcic died on Monday December 3 from injuries sustained in an on-duty vehicle collision.
York Regional Police Chief Eric Jolliffe said in a statement that Cst. Pegg - a 10-year veteran of the force - died early Friday morning.
Pegg had been assigned to the Air Support Unit as a Tactical Flight Officer since June 2008, and suffered a broken leg during annual requalification training on Nov. 12 in their Vaughan training facility. He underwent surgery on Nov. 15 and never left the hospital afterward, according to a press release.Continue...