Police seizure of sex assault suspect’s coffee cup justified: Appeal Court


Quebec’s highest court has ruled that tricking a sexual assault suspect into providing his DNA does not constitute a privacy violation.Giovanni D’Amico had appealed his 2014 conviction for the brutal sexual assaults of four Montreal sex workers.READ MORE: Montreal police confirm no sensitive information was leaked in apparent cyberattackAmong his arguments was the claim that police had no right to collect his coffee cup during an undercover operation.D’Amico, whom police had identified as a suspect in a string of assaults dating back to 2002, was invited to what he thought was a business meeting in April 2008.He was in fact meeting an undercover Montreal police officer, who cleared their cups from the table when the coffee was done.WATCH BELOW: Questions about police mass DNA testing

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