Monday, June 15, 2020

Top court upholds 'dial a dope' sting operations

The doctrine of entrapment is the concept that cops should not randomly test people’s virtue, and that the state ought not manipulate people for the purpose of gaining convictions. When cops in Coquitlam phoned a cocaine dealer and ordered drugs, it was not entrapment because they had a reasonable suspicion before calling. Cops bought drugs 22 times from Cheung Wai Wallace Li's drug line. He pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine.
The Supreme Court found that the entrapment doctrine should be focused on “abuse of process,” and that stays of proceedings should be “only issued in the clearest of cases of intolerable state conduct.”