Pilot study of method to review closed organized crime files

APPENDIX B - File Review Instrument Recommended for Phase 2

PHASE TWO: REVIEW OF CLOSED ORGANIZED CRIME FILES: FILE REVIEW TEMPLATE FOR SITE VISITS

  1. FPS FILE INFORMATION
    1. Regional Office: Vancouver Edmonton Toronto Ottawa-Gatineau Montreal Halifax
    2. Date of Site Visit:
    3. File Number:
    4. File size:
    5. Lead prosecutor level, number of prosecutors
    6. Prosecuted by agent : Y N Unknown
    7. Date File Opened:
    8. Date File Closed
    9. Linked Files? Y N Likely (but not evident from file).
    10. If yes, list linked file numbers and source:
    11. File involves wiretap evidence Y N
    12. If file involves drugs, indicate:

      - specific type(s) of drugs

      - whether drugs were seized as evidence Y N

    13. Was real property seized as proceeds? Y N
    14. Was other property seized as proceeds? Y N
  2. ACCUSED/OFFENCE (Complete one row for each accused in file)

    Table: Accused/Offence

    Description of the offence in Crown brief/information/indictment includes named individuals involved in the offence(s) charged in this file, but who are not among the accused in this file Y N If yes, how many such individuals are identified?
  3. LAW ENFORCEMENT
    1. Names of participating law enforcement agencies, including special police investigation units involved:
    2. Associated police 'project' names
    3. File contains explicit indication that police deem target of investigation to be part of criminal organization Y N

      If yes, explain and identify source document

  4. DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY OF FILE:
  5. Administrative
    1. Time taken to review file (minutes)
    2. File was closed Y/N
    3. Complete file was available Y/N
    4. Prosecutor was consulted Y/N If yes, what information was provided?
  6. Determination of whether file satisfies FPS operational definition of an organized crime file
Criterion Whether met
Contains charges under any of Sections 467.1, 4667.11, 467.12 or 467.`13 of the Criminal Code Y/N
Contains information that an offence may be or was committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a 'criminal organization' as defined by FPS Y/N
Contains information that one or more accused or targets of the investigation were targeted due to their known involvement in organized crime activities Y/N

Based on these criteria, this file is:

  • Clearly an 'organized crime file'
  • Potentially an 'organized crime file' (if so, consult with responsible prosecutor to clarify file status)
  • Clearly not an 'organized crime file'

Reviewer's notes/comments:

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