The other which shocked me at first was when someone else had 10 charges thrown out in court without appearing at all for a trial the day before. Do you think its more beneficial for us to learn more about case law, jurisdiction and other things that may help us? I have done research on case law and seen promising and not so promising results.
Former Ontario Police Officer. Advice will become less relevant as the time goes by !
Restrictions on secondary activities
49. (1) A member of a police force shall not engage in any activity,
(a) that interferes with or influences adversely the performance of his or her duties as a member of a police force, or is likely to do so;
(b) that places him or her in a position of conflict of interest, or is likely to do so;
(c) that would otherwise constitute full-time employment for another person; or
(d) in which he or she has an advantage derived from being a member of a police force. R.S.O. 1990, c. P.15, s. 49 (1); 2009, c. 30, s. 50 (1).
Obedience to de facto law
15 No person shall be convicted of an offence in respect of an act or omission in obedience to the laws for the time being made and enforced by persons in de facto possession of the sovereign power in and over the place where the act or omission occurs.
R.S., c. C-34, s. 15.