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Archive For Entries On McNeil (2009)

McNeil: The duty to disclose police misconduct records

On January 16, 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada released judgment in R. v. McNeil, 2009 SCC 3, a case that looks at the Crown’s duty to disclose police records relating to findings of misconduct by police officers involved in the investigation against the accused as part of the first party disclosure package. Constable Rodney […]

R. v. McNeil: Handing Over Records of Police Misconduct

A Supreme Court ruling issued on Friday now requires the police to hand over records of the discipline and misconduct of its officers as part of its disclosure obligation to the defence in criminal proceedings. The ruling in R. v. McNeil 2009 SCC 3 advances the transparency and accountability of police officers by routinely opening […]