Salhany's Police Manual of Arrest, Seizure and Interrogation, Eleventh Edition

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An essential reference for law enforcement officers to ensure compliance with the Criminal Code and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom in the context of the police powers of arrest, search and seizure, and interrogation.

Salhany's Police Manual of Arrest, Seizure & Interrogation provides police officers with an up-to-date, easily accessible, and accurate recitation of the law in these vital areas of criminal justice arrest, search & seizure, and interrogating suspects and interviewing witnesses.

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Since the 10th edition, there have been significant appellate cases referred to in this edition.

  • Aucoin 2012, SCC 66, common law authority to detain citizens is an extraordinary power and not lawful unless the manner in which the detention power is exercised was reasonably necessary
  • Chehil 2013, SCC 49, established that the reasonable suspicion standard was about reasonable possibility (not probability) of crime
  • Cole (2012), 290 C.C.C. (3d) 247 (S.C.C.), a warrantless search of a teacher's computer contents was unreasonable, the police should have sought a search warrant
  • Fearon 2014, SCC 77, permitting police to search a cell phone found on a person after a lawful arrest
  • Figueiras v. Toronto (Police Services Board) 2015, ONCA 208, considered police use of its common law powers under the Waterfield test in the Toronto 2010 G20 Summit context
  • Hart 2014, SCC 52, laying down a new common rule for the admission of confessions made during police undercover Mr. Big operations
  • MacDonald 2014, SCC 3, stating that the pushing of a door constitutes a search because it goes beyond the implied invitation to knock
  • MacKenzie 2013, SCC 50, affirming that police officer's training and experience were legitimate considerations in determining whether reasonable suspicion standard established
  • Quesnelle 2014, SCC 46, holding that Crown has no duty to disclose police occurrence reports prepared in the investigation of previous incidents involving a complainant or witness and not the offence being prosecuted as part of the Crown disclosure process
  • Telus 2013, SCC 16, prohibiting the use of general warrant in circumstances where police should have applied for a wiretap authorization
  • T.G.H. 2014, ONCA 460, holding that accused person was detained and therefore entitled to be re-advised of his rights to counsel when, some ten months after his initial arrest and subsequent release, police executed a general warrant
  • Wood v. Schaeffer 2013, SCC 71, commenting on the importance of police officers' notes and prohibiting conferral with lawyers before the writing notes in SIU investigations
  • The 11th edition is also updated with respect to amendments to the Criminal Code's citizen arrest powers introduced under the Citizen's Arrest and Self-defence Act, S.C. 2012, c. 9

Police officers should welcome and reflect upon this ongoing publication that provides a consolidation and commentary on legal aspects of their service to the community.
Paul F. McKenna, Adjunct professor, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University.


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