BWC Investigative Techniques and How Evidence is Now Being Used in Court

May 8, 2024 10:45am

Sunil Mathai
Senior Counsel, Crown Law Office
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

Deqa Nur
Executive Director
Hooyo Innovation Hub
Member, Community Advisory Panel
Toronto Police Service

Margaret Sciortino
Hearings Officer
Canada Border Services Agency
Community Advisory Panel Co-Chair
Toronto Police Service

In a precedent-setting 2023 Ontario Court decision, the act of two Toronto Police Service officers muting their body worn cameras during an arrest, has resulted in an acquittal following a 2021 impaired driving charge. In a second unrelated case, gun charges were dropped after Durham Regional Police officers testified they also muted their microphones mid-arrest. This session will discuss the evolving legal implications of BWC evidence in court.