TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - On January 25, 2012, Clayton Ruby and his
client, Jason Wall, filed a complaint with the Office of the
Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) asking for a full
investigation into Chief of Police William Blair's role in Mr. Wall's
illegal arrest and search during the G20 Summit in Toronto.
During the G20 summit in Toronto, members of the Toronto Police Services
(TPS) illegally arrested Mr. Wall, illegally searched him and his
property, and illegally detained him for twenty-eight hours. Mr. Wall
filed a complaint with the OIPRD in December, 2010.
The OIPRD released their findings in September, 2011. Its investigation
concluded that the arresting officers acted illegally, and that they
had received instructions from the Chief of Police to arrest anyone
wearing a bandana and anyone who refused to let TPS officers search
TPS officers acted on the direct orders of the Chief of Police, and
arrested Mr. Wall solely because he wore a bandana around his neck.
As a result of its findings, the OIPRD should have investigated the
Chief of Police's role in Mr. Wall's arrest, search, and detention more
fully. They did not. The complaint filed on January 25, 2012 seeks a
full and complete investigation into the injustice Mr. Wall suffered
during the G20 Summit.
SOURCE Clayton Ruby
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