The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Mr Big stings can produce unreliable evidence
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Mr Big stings can produce unreliable evidence. The stings involve uncover police members staging a fake crime syndicate through which they befriend suspects, and elicit confessions of past crimes. Tonii K Roulston, a defence lawyer who has represented clients involved in these stings, welcomes the new decision and says that the problem with Mr Big is that judges and juries who hear confessions believe it first and analyze it later. Roulston remarks that there is an element of violence in Mr Big operations and suspects often exaggerate past crimes to gain acceptance. Roulston represented R.H. who was subject to a Mr Big sting, and tried to have his confession excluded.