Identity (Cases)

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Identification

Case Name Result Summary
R v Banish,
2012 ABPC 350 (CanLII)
ID in sexual assault case established by proof of IP and email address source and vehicle ownership. Victim could not visually ID assailant.
R v Oliver,
2012 CanLII 38957 (NL SCTD)
acquitted
R v Wheyee,
2012 ABPC 35 (CanLII)
acquitted home invasion -- acquitted- thorough canvas of evidence
R v Colwell,
2011 ONCJ 611 (CanLII)
acquitted assault
R v Smith,
2011 BCCA 362 (CanLII)
guilty
R v Flynn,
2011 CanLII 77299 (NL PC)
acquitted dog tracking
R v McNaughton,
2011 ABPC 356 (CanLII)
acquitted drug trafficking -- no line up made
R v Wilband,
2011 ABPC 298 (CanLII)
convicted bank robbery
R v Benmore,
2011 CanLII 77762 (NL PC)
guilty attempted case
R v Pierce,
2011 BCCA 485 (CanLII)
conviction upheld
R v Al-Kisadi,
2011 ONSC 6412 (CanLII)
acquitted
R v John,
2010 ONSC 6085 (CanLII)
acquitted
R v T.(R.),
2010 ONCJ 289 (CanLII)
R v L.(W.M),
2010 BCCA 355 (CanLII)
conviction upheld -- D argued that prior encounter by Police affected ID
R v Thompson,
2009 NSPC 51 (CanLII)
acquitted
R v Martin,
2007 NSCA 121 (CanLII)
conviction
R v Hill,
2005 NSCA 108 (CanLII)
R v Goulart-Nelson,
2004 CanLII 32077 (Ont.C.A.)
R v Zurowski,
2003 ABCA 315 (CanLII)
acquitted on appeal to SCC
R v Williams
[2003] O.J. No. 4095, 2003 CanLII 21327 (ON CA)
R v Hibbert,
2002 SCC 39 (CanLII)
R v Dhillon
(2002), 166 CCC (3d) 262 (ONCA), 2002 CanLII 41540
acquitted witness shown only one photo
R v Thompson
2000 CanLII 5746 (ON C.A.)
R v Wristen
1999 CanLII 3824 (ON C.A.)
R v Field
1999 BCCA 382 (CanLII), (1999), 126 BCAC 103.
R v Reitsma,
1998 CanLII 825 (S.C.C.), [1998] 1 SCR 769, rev’g (1997), 125 CCC (3d) 1 (BCCA)
R v Vu
[1998] BCJ No. 986 1998 CanLII 6791
R v Vu
[1997] BCJ No. 756 1997 CanLII 2864
R v Tat and Long
(1997) 117 CCC (3d) 481 1997 CanLII 2234
R v Miaponoose,
1996 CanLII 1268 (ONCA)
R v Tam
(1995), 1995 CanLII 1805 (BC CA), 100 CCC (3d) 196 (BCCA)
R v Fengstad
1994 CanLII 240 (BC C.A.), (1994), 27 C.R. (4th) 383 (BCCA)
R v Dilling,
1993 CanLII 1943 (BCCA)
R v Izzard
[1990] 54 CCC (3d) 252 (*no link)
R v Quercia,
1990 CanLII 2595 (ONCA)
R v Hang
1990 CanLII 8 (BCCA), (1990), 55 CCC (3d) 195 (BCCA)
R v Virk
(1983), 33 C.R. (3d) 378 (BCCA) (*no link)
R v Faryna
[1982] 3 CCC (3d) 58(*no link)
R v Spatola,
1970 CanLII 390 (ON CA), [1970] 3 O.R. 74-84
duty to direct jury on frailties of ID
R v Howarth
(1970), 1 CCC (2d) 546 (Ont.C.A.)(*no link)
R v Smith
1952 CanLII 116 (ON CA), [1952] 103 CCC 58 (Ont. CA) (*no link)
R v Smierciak
[1947] 2 D.L.R. 156 (*no link)

Voice identification

Case Name Result Summary
R v Badgerow,
2010 ONSC 937 (CanLII)

Line-up ID

Case Name Result Summary
R v Bear,
2012 ABCA 85 (CanLII)
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 ABCA 44 (CanLII), [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

Case Name Result Summary
R v Basi,
2008 ONCJ 469 (CanLII)
acquitted
R v Moran,
2008 SKPC 33 (CanLII)
R v Meier,
2009 SKPC 29 (CanLII)
R v Bigsky,
2006 SKCA 145 (CanLII)
R v Coutu et al.,
2008 MBCA 151 (CanLII)
R v Goran,
2008 ONCA 195 (CanLII)
R v Jones,
2005 CanLII 60168 (MBPC)
R v Delorme,
2004 SKPC 130 (CanLII)

ID by Constable

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

Of a Driver

Case Name Result Summary
R v Ryan,
2011 NLCA 53 (CanLII)
convicted -
R v Corsor,
2011 BCPC 212 (CanLII)
acquittal
R v Tarcisyo,
2010 SKQB 234 (CanLII)
conviction pull over-- driver pulls away after brief interaction with police
R v Desnomie,
2010 SKCA 64 (CanLII), [2010] S.J. No. 273
R v Horkoff,
2010 SKCA 79 (CanLII), [2010] S.J. No. 332
conviction
R v Armbruster,
2010 SKCA 25 (CanLII), [2010] 4 W.W.R. 575
R v Weigel,
2008 SKCA 122 (CanLII), [2008] S.J. No. 603
R v Roppel,
2006 ONCJ 445(*no link)
guilty officer chasing car, than foot chase. Came within an arms-length of accused.
R v Cover (2004),
2004 CarswellOnt 6224 (ONSC)(*no link)
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

Case Name Result Summary
R v Leaney, [1989] 2 SCR 393 1989 CanLII 28