Can a police credibility analysis be used to determine the credibility of a witness in a criminal case?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Brigden v British Columbia (Superintendent of Motor Vehicles), 2019 BCSC 418 (CanLII):

Adjudicators are not always required to include a credibility analysis in their reasons: Byron v. British Columbia (Superintendent of Motor Vehicles) 2017 BCSC 1125 at para. 71. However, an adjudicator’s reasoning process must be sufficiently transparent, and reliability of police evidence must not simply be assumed. As was stated in Rangi v. British Columbia (Superintendent of Motor Vehicles), 2014 BCSC 2343:

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