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“Gratuitous Attack and Deliberate Concealment of Crime”: Dafonte Miller Case

Dafonte Miller, represented by his lawyer Julian Falconer of Falconers LLP, has filed a complaint with the Office of the Independent Police Review Director in connection with the vicious assault and subsequent charges laid against him on December 28, 2016...

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Supported by OHRC and Community Coalition, Miller Family Files OIPRD Complaint Against Theriaults, Toronto and Durham Police, and Calls for Systemic Review by OIPRD

On August 16, 2017, Falconers LLP was joined by a coalition of community and advocacy groups, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC), to release a joint statement calling on the Government of Ontario and police oversight bodies to immediate...

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Denouncing Canadian Currents of White Supremacist Violence and Hate In Charlottesville, VA

Falconers LLP lawyer, Anthony Morgan, provided comments to CBC News on the waves of white supremacist violence that have recently swept through Charlottesville, Virginia, and provided analysis on its relevance to Canada. Morgan stated, “we’re ...

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation Chiefs’ Assembly

The 49 Chiefs of Nishnawbe Aski Nation are meeting for the 36th Keewaywin Conference in Lac Seul First Nation on August 8th to August 10th, 2017. Julian Falconer will be in attendance and Co-Chairing the Law Society of Upper Canada Review Panel presentati...

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Toronto Police Constable Theriault, and brother, mislead investigation in ‘deplorable’ police handling of Dafonte Miller Case

Toronto Police Constable, Michael Theriault, and his brother Christian, who were charged in the beating of Black teen Dafonte Miller are now accused of misleading investigators, according to newly obtained court documents. According to information file...

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The National Bar Association’s Annual Convention and Exhibits Conference

July 29-30, 2017: Falconers LLP lawyers, Julian Falconer and Anthony Morgan, participated in The National Bar Association’s 92nd Annual Convention and Exhibits Conference.     The National Bar Association’s Annual Convention & Exhibits is ...

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First Nations Leaders and City of Thunder Bay Sign Agreement to Address Systemic Racism

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (“NAN”) Grand Chief, Alvin Fiddler, along with the Fort William First Nation Chief, Peter Collins, and Thunder Bay Councillors, Joe Virdiramo and Iain Angus, signed a Statement of Commitment to...

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Investigations Abound in Dafonte Miller Case

On July 27-28, 2017, two separate investigations were launched concerning the Dafonte Miller case. Firstly, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders, ordered an independent review of police handling of the investigation be referred to the Waterloo Regional Poli...

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Dafonte Miller Case: ‘Troubling Aspects and Unanswered Questions’ Proclaims Mayor of Toronto, Tory

On July 25, 2017, the Toronto Star reported on the internal document prepared by the Toronto Police in respect of the Dafonte Miller assault. Mayor, John Tory stated, “I am concerned at some of what I’ve read, there are a number of unanswered question...

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Thread Tying the City of Thunder Bay’s Troubles

Amid probes into police racism, the Ontario Provincial Police have charged Thunder Bay Mayor, Keith Hobbs, with obstruction of justice and breach of trust. Julian Falconer, who represents the First Nations complainants behind the systemic racism investiga...

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Senator Sinclair to Head Investigation into Thunder Bay Police Services Board

July 24, 2017: The Ontario Civilian Police Commission (“OCPC”) announced that it has appointed retired judge and current Senator, the Honourable Murray Sinclair, to lead an investigation into the Thunder Bay Police Services Board (“TBPSB...

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Urban Alliance Intervenes on Behalf of Family Participation in Inquests

Urban Alliance on Race Relations President Nigel Barriffe says he finds it “shocking and very upsetting” that Ontario would appeal a Superior Court decision that allows families of a deceased person who participate in a coroner’s inquest...

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