Canadian Criminal Law/Cases/Identity

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Identification[edit]

  • R. v. Oliver, 2012 CanLII 38957 (NL SCTD) - acquitted
  • R. v. Wheyee, 2012 ABPC 35 -- home invasion -- acquitted- thorough canvas of evidence
  • R. v. Colwell, 2011 ONCJ 611 -- assault -- acquitted
  • R. v. Smith, 2011 BCCA 362 -- guilty
  • R. v. Flynn, 2011 CanLII 77299 (NL PC) -- identification -- dog tracking -- acquitted
  • R. v. McNaughton, 2011 ABPC 356 -- identification -- drug trafficking -- no line up made -- acquitted
  • R. v. Wilband, 2011 ABPC 298 -- ID case -- bank robbery -- convcited
  • R. v. Benmore, 2011 CanLII 77762 (NL PC) -- ID case -- guilty -- attempted case -- not guilty
  • R. v. Pierce, 2011 BCCA 485 -- conviction upheld
  • R. v. Al-Kisadi, 2011 ONSC 6412 -- acquitted
  • R. v. John, 2010 ONSC 6085 -- acquitted --
  • R. v. T.(R.), 2010 ONCJ 289 --
  • R. v. L.(W.M), 2010 BCCA 355 -- conviction upheld -- D argued that prior encounter by Police affected ID
  • R. v. Thompson, 2009 NSPC 51 -- acquitted
  • R. v. Martin, 2007 NSCA 121 -- conviction
  • R. v. Hill, 2005 NSCA 108
  • R. v. Goulart-Nelson, 2004 CanLII 32077 (Ont.C.A.) --
  • R. v. Zurowski, 2003 ABCA 315 -- acquitted on appeal to SCC
  • R. v. Williams [2003] O.J. No. 4095 [1]
  • R. v. Hibbert, 2002 SCC 39
  • R. v. Dhillon (2002), 166 C.C.C. (3d) 262 (ONCA), 2002 CanLII 41540 -- acquitted; witness shown only one photo
  • R. v. Thompson 2000 CanLII 5746 (ON C.A.), at para. 57
  • R. v. Wristen 1999 CanLII 3824 (ON C.A.) at para. 32
  • R. v. Field (1999), 126 B.C.A.C. 103.
  • R. v. Reitsma, 1998 CanLII 825 (S.C.C.), [1998] 1 S.C.R. 769, rev’g 1998 CanLII 825 (S.C.C.), (1997), 125 C.C.C. (3d) 1 (B.C.C.A.)
  • R. v. Vu [1998] B.C.J. No. 986 1998 CanLII 6791
  • R. v. Vu [1997] B.C.J. No. 756 1997 CanLII 2864
  • R. v. Tat and Long 1997 117 C.C.C. (3d) 481 1997 CanLII 2234
  • R. v. Miaponoose, 1996 CanLII 1268 (ONCA)
  • R. v. Tam, (1995), 100 C.C.C. (3d) 196 (B.C.C.A.)
  • R. v. Fengstad 1994 CanLII 240 (BC C.A.), (1994), 27 C.R. (4th) 383 (B.C.C.A.);
  • R. v. Dilling, 1993 CanLII 1943 (BCCA)
  • R. v. Izzard [1990] 54 C.C.C. (3d) 252
  • R. v. Quercia, 1990 CanLII 2595 (ONCA)
  • R. v. Hang 1990 CanLII 8 (BC C.A.), (1990), 55 C.C.C. (3d) 195 (B.C.C.A.);
  • R. v. Virk (1983), 33 C.R. (3d) 378 (B.C.C.A.);
  • R. v. Faryna [1982] 3 C.C.C. (3d) 58
  • R. v. Spatola [1970] 3 O.R. 74-84 -- duty to direct jury on frailties of ID
  • R. v. Howarth (1970), 1 C.C.C. (2d) 546 (Ont.C.A.);
  • R. v. SMITH [1952] 103 C.C.C. 58 (Ont. CA)
  • R. v. Smierciak [1947] 2 D.L.R. 156

Voice identification[edit]

  • R. v. Badgerow, 2010 ONSC 937

line-up ID[edit]

  • R v Bear, 2012 ABCA 85 -- lineup ID sufficient even thought witness ID’d at 70-80% accuracy stating that it “maybe” was the accused
  • R. v. Lussier, 1998 CanLII 4143 (BCCA) - line-up conducted, accused ID'd by complainant sometime later and admitted she was not sure
  • R. v. Atfield [1983] A.J. No. 870 -- some time after sexual assault, accused was ID'd in a line-up by a "fleeting glance" eye-witness. The line up process used by the police in that case as "unacceptable, botched and farcical".

Out of Court ID[edit]

ID by Constable[edit]

  • R. v. Schmidt, 2012 BCPC 247 (CanLII) - convicted - based on recognition evidence
  • R. v. Cranham, 2012 ONCA 457 - conviction quashed
  • R. v. Jerry Lee Dun, 2006 PESCAD 19 -- new trial
  • R. v. Tash, 2011 ONSC 5191 - one officer sees person throw object away, radios second officer who sees accused matching description. Good opportunity to observe.

Of a Driver[edit]

  • R. v. Ryan, 2011 NLCA 53 - convicted -
  • R. v. Corsor, 2011 BCPC 212 -- acquittal
  • R. v. Tarcisyo, 2010 SKQB 234 -- conviction -- pull over-- driver pulls away after brief interaction with police
  • R. v. Desnomie, 2010 SKCA 64, [2010] S.J. No. 273 --
  • R. v. Horkoff, 2010 SKCA 79, [2010] S.J. No. 332 -- conviction --
  • R. v. Armbruster, 2010 SKCA 25, [2010] 4 W.W.R. 575
  • R. v. Weigel, 2008 SKCA 122, [2008] S.J. No. 603 --
  • R. v. Roppel 2006 ONCJ 445 -- guilty -- officer chasing car, than foot chase. Came within an arms-length of accused.
  • R. v. Cover (2004), 2004 CarswellOnt 6224 (ONSC) - guilty - officer giving chase, made eye-contact while near driver's window, had seen driver several times in area, familiar with accused by photo on wanted bulletin. Officer ID'd accused shortly after arrest

Video tape ID[edit]