The number of Ontario trials where prosecutors used police information to vet prospective jurors is substantially higher than the government has disclosed to date, Law Times has learned.
Attorney General Chris Bentley’s department has informed nine defence lawyers in Simcoe County that Crown attorneys used the practice in past trials during which they represented defendants, a survey by the Criminal Lawyers’ Association found.Read More
Nov 22, 2018 - CBC News: The National - St. Michael's Principal and President Resign Amid Student Sex Assault Scandal
The principal and president of St. Michael's have resigned just days after the Toronto Catholic boys' school became the focus of sexual assault allegations. Officials have been criticized for not promptly reporting the alleged incidents to police. Sexual assault charges have been laid against six boys for one of the incidents, with a total of six incidents now under investigation.
July 27, 2018 - CBC News: The National - Processing Time For Forensic Gun Analysis Has Quadrupled
The processing time for forensic gun analysis has quadrupled in four years, piling more delays onto a justice system coping with an increase in gun-related violence. The RCMP are blaming those longer wait times on staffing challenges driven by a Harper-era cost-cutting decision.
Long waits for RCMP firearms forensics putting prosecutions at risk
The average turnaround time for crucial firearms analyses has exploded at RCMP-run forensic labs in recent years, piling more delays onto an already overburdened justice system coping with an increase in gun-related violence.Read More
When Toronto police confronted a knife-carrying Sammy Yatim on an empty streetcar early Saturday, bystanders grabbed their cellphones, turned on the video function and hit record.
What they captured – images of police ordering Mr. Yatim to "drop the knife"; Constable James Forcillo appearing to fire his gun at him nine times; and then another officer using a taser on him after he was shot – has riveted the city.Read More
“Even if my story breaks down the invisible wall of silence for one person then I feel like it wasn’t in vain. Us as black men have to take it upon ourselves to change, we can’t look towards others to do it for us.” — Cleavon Springer, after verdict in Neil Armstrong murder trial
Cleavon Springer admits he has sold guns and drugs, committed robberies, a kidnapping, a home invasion, a drive-by shooting and been involved in two homicides.Read More
May 27, 2012 - Guest, Closing Arguments, NewsTalk 1010 Radio
October 20, 2010 - Guest, “Graphic Evidence", Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News
New details about Col. Russell Williams' self-admitted secret life are expected to emerge on Monday after the former military commander delivers his expected guilty pleas in the murder of two women.
Williams, who once commanded CFB Trenton, is also set to enter guilty pleas in a pair of sex assaults and dozens of break-ins when he appears before an Ontario judge on Monday.Read More
November 13, 2009 – Guest, “Inside the Don Jail”, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, CBC Newsworld’s “Connect with Mark Kelley”.