SCC rules confession after illegal detention was admissible due to ‘fresh start’ by police

By Cristin Schmitz (December 9, 2022, 5:00 PM EST) -- In upholding 5-4 the manslaughter convictions of two Albertans who confessed after they were illegally detained by police, the Supreme Court of Canada has divided over the question of when inculpatory evidence obtained by police following a breach of the accused’s Charter rights would bring the administration of justice into disrepute, and therefore must be excluded under s. 24(2) of the Charter....
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