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 their backpacks.
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.
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