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Inside the Supreme Court of Canada
Calgary Police Service v. Cst. Taufiq Shah

In a high-profile, high-stakes dispute pitting Chief Jack Beaton against whistleblower Constable Taufiq Shah, Michael Bates, joined by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Calgary Herald, succeeds in keeping police disciplinary proceedings open to public scrutiny.

Calgary Herald, May 19, 2007

CBC News, May 18, 2007

Calgary Sun, February 21, 2007

In subsequent proceedings, Bates has all Police Act charges against his client dismissed, protecting Cst. Shah from the possibility of losing his career as a police officer.

Calgary Herald, July 4, 2007

Prime Time Crime, July 3, 2007

Read the Judgment

The Calgary Police Service and Chief Beaton would later fail in an attempt to overturn the dismissal of charges and would be forced to allow Cst. Shah to return to active duty.

Calgary Herald, September 25, 2007 - "Chief revives case against critical officer"

Calgary Herald, January 16, 2008 - "Scolding prompts police review"

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