MCM #90- Witness Protection

On an undisclosed date, at an undisclosed location, during an undisclosed time period a group of people who cannot be named gathered to talk about stuff they are not allowed to repeat.

Facilitating this discussion were the extremely knowledgeable members of the Ottawa Police Witness Protection section Frank Nadanyi and Robert Smith and Justice Sector Prosecutor (and former Ottawa ACA) Jason Nicol.

Wish I could tell you what happened but the first rule of WP is don’t talk about WP. This is the first of three excellent sessions by MGM on witness issues

WP pwrpt

LSO attendance sheet


On December 20th 2018 the stars aligned and MCM Group FINALLY collided with MC of the Ottawa Police. In other words minor crimes managers met major crimes. Prior to this momentous fete at an undisclosed location MCM’ers gathered in the tradition of Xtravangaza to discuss (full blown) Visual AIDS. This session was presented by Louise Tansey, Dallas Mack and MGM.

Merry Christmas MCM Group

Xtravaganza pwrpt

LSO attendance sheet

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?