Disappointing appellate result in the Cornu-Labatt case
Dr. Cornu-Labatt was arrested for violating a protective order in which he was not in actual violation. I thought he got a raw deal at the district court level:
Now Dr. Cornu-Labatt has lost his appeal:
Long story short: prior to making an arrest, police don’t need to look at a protective order document if they rely on a faulty computer database summary of the protection order. While the various court opinions have been less than optimally clear about this, it appears that police had a copy of the protective order, but chose not to read it (or read it and ignored it).
Comment: Shoddy, unfair.