New & Notable: Respecting and protecting 911

Michael Purcell was charged with various drug offences including production and possession for the purpose of trafficking.  At trial Purcell brought an application to have evidence discovered by a police search of his home excluded due to a breach of section 8.


The search was conducted in response to a 911 call. Murray J dismissed the application: 2012 CarswellOnt 7187 (SCJ).


On December 26, 2009 a 911 call was placed from Purcell's residence. It was 2:04 am; the dispatcher could hear a male and female voice arguing in the background. There was yelling and swearing.


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