A B.C. man accused of murdering a stranger in a 2011 road-rage incident has been acquitted after a B.C. Supreme Court judge excluded key evidence in the man’s trial because of the “egregious” way police ignored the laws of search and seizure.
The prosecution of Samandeep Singh Gill collapsed last month because of what Justice David Masuhara identified as a “policy of deliberate non-compliance” with rules requiring officers to ask courts for regular extensions to keep items seized during investigations.
The ruling —?only made public Friday —?threatens consequences beyond the trial of just one accused killer because?Masuhura said hundreds of other files investigated by the province’s Integrated Homicide Investigative Team (IHIT) may have been handled similarly.
BThe company. Air Canada will also have access to a $1.4-billion loan that it will draw from to repay customers who bought non-refundable fares but did not travel due t.C.’s attorney general was concerned enough about Gill’s acquittal, the potential damage to public confidence in the justice system and the possible impact on other trials, to announce the appointment of an outside expert this week to review the viability of an appeal.