Increase in search warrants is startling and worrisome: Friedberg

Jan 12, 2015 By Matthew Friedberg

 New documents showing the number of search warrants executed by Toronto police has nearly tripled in a nine-year period reveals a “disturbing trend” that lawyers and citizens alike should be concerned about, says Toronto criminal lawyer Matthew Friedberg.

“Getting a search warrant into somebody’s home is an invasion of their most sacred place,” he tells

“And to learn that the police have tripled the number of warrants in such a period of time while only obtaining evidence in about half of those circumstances is very concerning to me and should be concerning to everybody in the city. It’s startling.”

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