POLICE LIE ABOUT NOT WEARING SEATBELT, AGAIN

 

R v. M [2004] - This is a case about two young men who were stopped and had their vehicle illegally searched by Peel police. After officers discovered a handgun in the car, the officers fabricated the reason to pull over the car in the first place.

The officers claimed that they had stopped the car because the passenger was not wearing his seatbelt. This claim was rejected by the Judge and the evidence of the handgun found in the car was excluded at trial. M was acquitted of being in possession of a handgun as a result of this unlawful detention.