Saturday, December 18, 2010

Woman in Ottawa police brutality video sues

Good for her. Seems these days only video can keep the police honest.

Keep those cameras rolling folks. Until that is the police succeed in convincing the courts that doing so is an act of terrorism....

A 27-year-old Ottawa woman shown being kneed and having her top cut off in an Ottawa police cellblock video is suing police.

Stacy Bonds names the Ottawa Police Service, Chief Vern White and several officers as defendants in her suit, launched Friday in Toronto.

In her statement of claim, Bonds alleges some or all of the defendants infringed her charter rights and led to her being negligently and maliciously prosecuted.

Bonds is seeking $1.2 million in damages and the destruction of all records concerning the 2008 incident that is the subject of her claim.

After seeing the cellblock video, Justice Richard Lajoie stayed charges of public intoxication and assault against Bonds and criticized police conduct.

Read more here.

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