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Police unlawfully present in operating room privacy issue in drug trial, says lawyer

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 12:30 PM | By Terry Davidson

The recent compromising of a Toronto drug trial after it was found police were present when heroin was surgically removed from a suspect’s rectum is a reminder officers must respect the right to privacy, says a lawyer.

On Jan. 22 Ashraf Suliman pleaded not guilty to possession of heroin for the purpose of trafficking, a charge that came about after drugs were discovered in his body during surgery for stab wounds.

Toronto Police arrived at the hospital shortly after being called about the nature of the...