Judicial and Prosecutorial Control of Lying by the Police
(2013) 100 Criminal Reports (6th) 322-334
13 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2016 Last revised: 5 Mar 2016
Until recently, the issue of police deception in testifying has received very little attention in Canada. The issue has received significantly more attention over the last few years in light of a number of cases, almost all involving Black or racialized accused, where judges have concluded that the evidence of the police was either an outright lie, deliberately misleading or was tailored. This article chronicles the cases from 2011-2013 and offers a number of suggestions for greater judicial and prosecutorial regulation.
Keywords: police perjury, testilying, legal ethics, exclusionary rule
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