Overview

The complainant's police occurrence reports were held to be relevant to the accused's defence, and the privacy interests of the complainant were outweighed by the accused's right to make full answer and defence

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Ontario Court of Justice

Her Majesty the Queen

Respondent

And

[REDACTED]

Applicant

[REDACTED], for Crown

[REDACTED], for the Accused

Released: [REDACTED]

Judge: [REDACTED].

Ruling

Application by the accused to have the complainant's police occurrence reports released to him. The Court determined that since the background of the complainant may be of relevance to the accused's defence and preparation of the complainant's cross-examination, the privacy interests of the complainant were outweighed by the accused's need for a full and fair defence. The records were ordered released to the accused.