Jun 272014
 
 June 27, 2014  Court, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Andrew Duffy reports:

A Superior Court judge has tossed out most of the evidence in a drug trafficking case after ruling that an Ottawa police officer authored a deliberately misleading application for a cellphone wiretap order.

In a decision released Thursday, Justice Robert Beaudoin said the bulk of the evidence obtained against Temorshah Hafizi, 40, must be excluded because of the police transgression, which offended the accused’s privacy rights.

Such orders are rarely made by judges assessing the constitutionality of wiretap warrants.

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