Andrew Seymour reports:
Police are violating the privacy rights of condominium owners if they snoop around the common areas of their buildings without a warrant or permission to be there, Ontario’s top court has ruled.
The Ontario Court of Appeal ruling comes as the court upheld the acquittal of an accused Ottawa drug dealer who was charged after Ottawa police detectives surreptitiously snuck into the man’s 10-unit condominium building three times. Once inside, they checked on Merith White’s storage locker, spied on the hallway outside his door and listened in on conversations through the poorly insulated walls.
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