Case # 35390
Her Majesty the Queen v. Vincent Quesnelle (March 20, 2014)
The respondent was charged with a variety of assault and sexual assault charges. During the trial, the respondent sought disclosure of all police occurrence reports for one of the complainants. The application for disclosure of all police occurrence reports was denied for privacy reasons. The respondent was convicted by a judge and jury of two charges of simple assault and two charges of sexual assault. The Court of Appeal found that the police occurrence reports did not qualify as “records.” The Court of Appeal found that the reports are part of the “fruits of the investigation.” The Court of Appeal found that the police occurrence reports are producible under Stinchcombe as part of the Crown’s disclosure obligations. The respondent’s appeal was allowed and a new trial was ordered.