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TPS Officer Forcillo Remanded in Custody for Breaching Bail, Obstruction and Perjury Charges

May 4, 2018: Jailed Toronto police officer, James Forcillo, was remanded in custody Friday, May 4, 2018, to May 31, 2018 to face charges of perjury, obstruct justice and breaching his bail conditions, as reported by the Toronto Star. Court of Appeal Dism...

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APTN Investigative Report: Racism in the Ranks

On Friday, April 27, 2018, the APTN National News’ released its investigative report: ‘APTN Investigates: Racism in the Ranks’. This report covers the prevalent issue of racism, misconduct, and lack of accountability in the RCMP. In Febr...

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Falconair makes trip to Treaty Three Territory

Falconers LLP lawyers, Julian Falconer and Elysia Petrone-Reitberger, flew via Falconair to Kenora ON, to provide legal support to the Treaty Three Police Services Board. Special thanks to Staff Sergeant Singleton, and Executive Assistance to the Police S...

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CBC’s ‘Deadly Force’ Investigation: Civilian Deaths Involving Police

Published on Monday April 9, 2018, the Toronto Star’s Editorial Board’s article, ‘Deaths by police can and must be reduced’, mentions a new study by CBC News entitled, “Deadly Force”. This new report, which chronicles police-involved ...

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Disciplinary Hearing over Stacy DeBungee Death Investigation Cancelled: Thunder Bay Police Services Board (“TBPSB”)

Today, the Thunder Bay Police Services Board (“TBPSB”) cancelled a hearing scheduled for April 6 to decide whether three officers will face disciplinary proceedings over the investigation into the death of Stacy DeBungee. The CBC reported that, in a ...

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Raptors Make History With First Time Too Seed Clinch of First

On April 6, 2018, Julian and Justin Falconer attended the Toronto Raptors game with Falconers LLP clients, Aaron and Justin Wiltshire, celebrating the historic moment of the Raptor’s 57th win. This win marks the first time the team has clinched the ...

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Falconair Visits Fort Albany First Nation

On March 30, 2018, Falconers LLP lawyers, Julian Falconer and Elysia Petrone-Reitberger, made their second trip to Fort Albany First Nation to provide legal support to Chief and Council.   On March 11-12, 2018, Falconers LLP lawyers, Julian Falcone...

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Discussing Thunder Bay and Gerald Stanley’s Acquittal on APTN InFocus

Today, Julian Falconer was featured on APTN National News’ InFocus program with host Dennis Ward. In a live segment entitled, No appeal for Gerald Stanley’s acquittal, an update on Thunder Bay and the extension for the National Inquiry into MMIWG, Fa...

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Historic Day for First Nations Policing: Royal Assent Received for Bill 175, Safer Ontario Act

On March 8, 2018, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) Board Chairman, Mike Metatawabin, celebrated the passing of the Safer Ontario Act. This groundbreaking legislation paves the way for the Nishn...

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The End to 11 Boil Water Advisories in Slate Falls First Nation

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, joined Slate Falls First Nation Chief Lorraine Crane and representatives of the federal and provincial governments to celebrate the opening of the community’s new water treatment plant today. Legal ...

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First Nations Leaders Call for Thunder Bay Police Chief’s Resignation In Wake of Scathing OIPRD Report

Today, the family of Stacy DeBungee and Indigenous political leadership will host a press conference to speak out on the new findings of the OIPRD report on the TBPS’ investigation into Stacy’s death. To view the stream of the press conference click ...

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CBC’s The National Features OIPRD’s Damning Report on Thunder Bay Police’s Investigation into the Death of Stacy DeBungee

On March 4, 2018, CBC’s national news program, The National, featured a leading story on the OIPRD’s (Office of the Independent Police Review Director) report on the Thunder Bay Police Service’s (TBPS) investigation into the October 2...

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