Media Advisory - Supreme Court to rule on standards for police investigations

    TORONTO, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - On Thursday, October 4, the Supreme Court of
Canada will rule on the ground-breaking case of Jason Hill v. Hamilton
Wentworth Police.
    Mr. Hill's lawyers, Sean Dewart and Louis Sokolov will hold a media
conference at 1:30 p.m. that day to comment on, and answer questions about,
the ruling.
    Jason Hill was wrongly charged with robbing a series of banks and spent
20 months in jail before being freed. He sued the Hamilton-Wentworth police,
alleging that their investigation had been negligent. Mr. Hill lost at trial
and at the Ontario Court of Appeal, and took the case to the Supreme Court of
Canada, which heard his appeal in November 2006.
    In its decision on Thursday, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the
circumstances in which police investigators can be sued, and the recourse
available to victims of sloppy police investigations. Further details about
the Hill case are available at:
    The media conference will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 4,
2007 at Sack Goldblatt Mitchell, 11th Floor, 20 Dundas Street West, Toronto.

For further information:

For further information: Sean Dewart, (416) 979-6970

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