10-8 Newsletter

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Issue Highlights


  • Search of Assault Suspect's Bag Related to Arrest
  • Vehicle Search Remained Incident to Arrest After Its Move to Police Station
  • 2016 Police Reported Crime
  • Nature of Drugs Can Be Inferred from Circumstances
  • Tear Gas Deployment Not a Discrete Charter 'Search'
  • Demonstrating Reasonable Grounds Not the Same as Proof to Convict
  • Motor Vehicle Detention Morphed into Unlawful Criminal Investigative Detention
  • Arbitrary Vehicle Stop Leads to Exclusion of Drugs, Guns & Cash
  • External Learning Opportunities
  • The Memorial
  • 2017 British Columbia Law Enforcement Memorial
  • Illicit Drug Overdose Deaths on the Rise 4.0
  • Trunk Search as an Incident to Investigative Detention Lawful


Unless otherwise noted all articles are authored by Mike Novakowski, MA, LLM. The articles contained herein are provided for information purposes only and are not to be construed as legal or other professional advice. The opinions expressed herein are not necessarily the opinions of the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

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Last updated August 30, 2017