In 1989, Canadians David Spencer and Christine Lamont were jailed for the political kidnapping of a Brazilian businessman. From their prison cells they insisted on their innocence. Nine years later, after admitting their guilt, they were transferred to Canadian prisons and paroled.
Joining the police as a superintendent, he was assistant commissioner 1874-75. He resigned to become a stipendiary magistrate, but returned as commissioner in 1876. He founded Fort Macleod, suppressed the whisky traffic and, having won the confidence of the Blackfoot chiefs, negotiated Treaty 7.
John Wilson Murray, police detective (b at Edinburgh, Scot 25 June 1840; d at Toronto 12 June 1906). Called the "Great Canadian Detective," Murray was a pioneer of scientific crime investigation. He was one of the first to utilize forensic science and information obtained through autopsies.