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The Arrest Handbook

The Arrest Handbook

The police are responsible for enforcing the law. While they are deserving of respect and assistance, they must also respect your legal rights. This booklet has important information about how you can expect the police to act, and how you can respond if you feel the police do not act properly.

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BC Civil Liberties Association
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