Session 30: Photo Line-Ups & the OPS Robbery Unit

This special session was held on March 20, 2013. Staff Sgt. Mike Haarbosch and Det. Rob Mills of the Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit, answered ACA- Rupert's call to come and deliver their excellent presentation on what goes in to the police prep of a photo line-up. Both officers candidly shared their experiences with good and bad photo line-ups, they also welcomed feedback from crowns on the robbery files.

Staff Sgt. Haarbosh kindly provided the powerpoint presented at the session.

Session 12: Gunz 'n' Gangz

The purpose of this session is to familiarize Crowns with the Guns and Gangs unit of the Ottawa Police Service. The session was lead by two senior officers in the unit. The presentation on gangs involves an overview of the definition of a gang and the make-up of Ottawa based gangs. Gang history, symbols and activities are also addressed.

The guns presentation focusses on criminal code definitions and their practical applications. A variety of firearms were on hand (disabled, safetied and unloaded!) so Crowns could touch and examine the weapons.

Guns and Gangs Presentation

Video: Accidental Discharge

Video: Gun with Drum Mag