When can you make a Citizen’s Arrest?

On May 23, 2009, David Chen, owner of the “Lucky Moose Food Mart” in Toronto’s Chinatown district, arrested Anthony Bennett. Anthony Bennett had been at the store an hour earlier and stolen a number of plants before escaping on his bike. When the police attended, they arrest both David Chen […]

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Reasonable Grounds to Arrest in Canada

In Canada, the police are empowered to detained and arrest under the Criminal Code of Canada and the common law. The police may arrest a person when issued a warrant by a Justice of the Peace or Judge. In these instances, the grounds for arrest are judicially reviewed to determine […]

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