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Supreme Court narrows scope of allowable evidence from 'Mr. Big' police stings

Police investigating cold cases may have to think twice now about using Mr. Big stings — the undercover operations designed to draw confessions from suspects — after Canada’s top court on Thursday laid out new rules to protect those targeted by them. 1,075 more words

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Mystery blond woman stabbed my mom, says accused son

A 33-year-old Ottawa man accused of attempting to murder his mother with a steak knife testified Wednesday that he admitted to the crime during a police interview just ”for fun.” 556 more words

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Halifax lawyer sentenced to three years in jail for sexual assault

HALIFAX —  A Halifax lawyer convicted of sexual assault was sentenced to three years in jail in a case that sparked protests from some who say it reflects the justice system’s bias against black men. 157 more words

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Father of Sammy Yatim says questions around son's death 'haunt' him

TORONTO — The father of an 18-year-old man who was fatally shot by police one year ago says the questions surrounding his son’s death continue to haunt him. 322 more words

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Cheque scam nets Ottawa man two-year conditional sentence

A former Canada Revenue Agency bureaucrat narrowly escaped jail Monday for his involvement in a fraudulent cheque scam that bilked the TD Canada Trust bank out of $100,000. 329 more words

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Police charges against officer dropped after he retires

An Ottawa police officer who pleaded guilty to dragging his spouse upstairs by the hair after she hid his service pistol during a fight will not face any internal discipline for the crime because he has retired. 244 more words

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Accused serial rapist still waiting on full disclosure from police

Alleged serial rapist Yousef Hussein still hasn’t received the bulk of police evidence against him, despite being handed over what the Crown said was more than 2,000 pages of investigative details last week. 459 more words

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