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Police Officer’s Comments Undermine Trust

Police must remain objective and impartial. They must be open to innocent explanations in regards to a particular suspect. An officer who begins from the presumption that a criminal suspect is a “maggot” may have lost objectivity.

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“Barton is Profoundly Bad Law, Supreme Court Tested”

Writing in the Law Times on the recent Supreme Court of Canada hearing for R v Barton, Matthew Gourlay of Henein Hutchison LLP says the following: "Overturning the Court of Appeal and reinstating Barton’s acquittal would be politically unpopular. This will be a crucial test of the Supreme Court’s institutional integrity — one that we should all hope it does not fail to meet."

The Edmonton Law Courts, housing provincial courts, family courts, the Court of Appeal and Court of Queen's Bench, is seen in downtown Edmonton, Alta., Monday, June 9, 2014. Ian Kucerak/Edmonton Sun/QMI Agency IAN KUCERAK / POSTMEDIA /

First-Degree Murder Charges Stayed

Bottos Law Group is pleased to report that the first-degree murder charges against Mr. Philip Vanderwell were stayed by the Crown Prosecutors office, as there was "no reasonable likelihood of conviction" as reported in the Edmonton Journal on July 30, 2018.  Mr. Vanderwell was represented by  Dino Bottos.