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Decision highlights need for police to know rules when it comes to strip searches: professor

Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 3:16 PM | By Terry Davidson

A ruling by a Toronto judge is highlighting problems caused when police officers strip search suspects without following protocols.

Kent Roach, University of TorontoThe Sept. 11 decision in R. v. MacPherson 2017 ONCJ 615 — and the judge's criticism of the Toronto Police Service officers' actions — came from Justice Sheila Ray, after she threw out evidence at a drug trafficking trial. Justice Ray said the evidence, a bag of crack cocaine, was found only after the officers conducted the problematic strip search.

University of Toronto law...