MCM #79- Cell Phone Records Ninja Part Deux

On November 15, 2017 MGM, Tansey and Mack presented Part 2 of this MCM special feature. 

The session topics included: 

Part B - cell phone location

1. GPS location vs. Cell site location

2. Use the Excel file, not the PDF file

3. Get a cell site map from the provider

4. Plotting cell site locations on a map

5. Plotting cell site locations on Google Earth

6. When should you call an expert (or non-expert) witness?


Admissibility of CDRs pwrpt

R v Barnett- cell phone expert pwrpt

MCM #78 - Cell Phone Records Ninja Part 1

On November 1, 2017 Sgt Al Reed from the OPS high tech unit joined MGM, Dallas Mack and Louise Tansey for a fireside chat about cell phone records. 

This session was part 1 of a 2 part series. No powerpoint was prepared for this session though some materials were reviewed. Below are some of the topics covered


Part A - cell phone content 

1. Use UFED reader, not the PDF file

2. Watch your 6:00 in UTC-4)

3. Searching and presenting content in Timeline View

4. Searching and presenting in Conversation View

5. Uses of photograph metadata

6. Special considerations when the identity of the user is in dispute

7. When should you call expert evidence?

Session 63: Offence Tune-Up: Robbery

On April 7th, 2015 Ms Tara MacDougall made her MCM debut with a rousing presentation on the offence of robbery. Ably assisted by Matthew Geigen-Miller, MCM'ers learned of the various definitions of robbery and the corresponding sections of the Code. A great discussion ensued about the most common errors and oversights made during an initial review of a robbery file. 

Offence Tune-Up: Robbery pwrpt

Offence Tune-Up: Robbery attendance sheet


Session 62: Section 530 & French Language Rights

On March 25th, 2015 Andrea Levans ably supervised by Caroline Thibault pulled off an MCM first: a session dedicated to the other official language. Andrea navigated us through the pitfalls and dangers of taking this stuff too lightly and warned us all of the severe consequences of failing to abide by section 530. If you had any doubt just how important this stuff is look no further to the fact that Ottawa Crown's office VIP Crown Vikki Bair was in attendance. 

Section 530: French Language Rights & Criminal Law