American beware. This is how unaccountable socialism looks. The FBI was borrowing these tactics from the RCMP a few years ago, I'm not sure if they still use them, I know they rejected these tactics for the longest time. As always happens in backwater Canada, other agencies also use this tactic in Canada. A man was sent to prison for nothing more than a false confession. This was based on undercover building trust with him, making it "worth his while" to admit he committed a crime, which he didn't. This undercover befriending and exploitation is usually done against poor, young, vulnerable citizens. The guy felt there was a benefit to him being liked by these fake mobsters, and thus, he lied. Now the Ontario Provincial Police, Durham Region Police (outside Toronto), York Police (just outside of Toronto), plus the low performing "who gives a shyte about your life" Crown, are being sued for $19M. I want to see individuals held accountable. This is happening in DROVES in Canada. Greasy, socialist, life destroying tactics. Worse, they use it against young people. This isn't even CLOSE to the worst they do. SOB's. Man acquitted of murder after ‘Mr. Big’ sting sues police and Crown | The Star The target of an elaborate, lengthy and ultimately failed “Mr. Big” sting has filed a $19-million lawsuit against a dozen officers from three Ontario police forces who ran a controversial police operation aimed at solving Durham region’s oldest unsolved murder. In a rare move, Alan Smith is also suing the Attorney General of Ontario and three Crown attorneys who counselled homicide investigators throughout their increasingly complex undercover operation. Smith alleges the Crowns knew, or should have known, the police tactics in the case created a risk of false confessions or wrongful imprisonment. “The police misused their power and breached their oath of office. The Attorney and his agents misused and abused their offices,” Smith alleges in the statement of claim, filed in Toronto court Friday. The conduct of all involved in the Mr. Big sting was “outrageous, reckless, wanton, entirely without care, intentional, deliberate, callous, (and) disgraceful,” alleges the claim, prepared by lawyers Richard Posner, Brian Eberdt and Alison Craig. In addition to Durham police, the statement of claim also names the Ontario Provincial Police — where two undercover officers are employed — and police services board for York Regional Police, where one other undercover officer is employed. The police forces named in Smith’s claim either did not respond to the Star’s requests for comment Friday, or declined to comment because of the ongoing lawsuit. Statements of defence have not yet been filed.