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DAFONTE MILLER AND HIS FAMILY DELIVER VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENTS AT THERIAULT SENTENCING HEARING

On Friday, September 25, 2020, at 9:30am, Dafonte Miller and his family will deliver their Victim Impact Statements to the court during the sentencing submissions in R. v. Michael Theriault. Justice Di Luca will not be rendering a  sentencing decision on...

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Systemic Racism in Policing in Canada: Julian Falconer Appears Before the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

On August 14, 2020, Julian Falconer of Falconers LLP appeared before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security to speak to the topic of systemic racism in policing in Canada. Drawing from lessons learned over hi...

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Dafonte Miller and the R. v. Theriault Verdict and Appeal: Julian Falconer Insists That the Justice System Must Learn to Factor in the Role of Racism

Julian Falconer of Falconers LLP spoke recently with journalist Aidan MacNab of the Law Times on the Crown’s decision to appeal the verdict in R. v Theriault, a case involving the brutal assault in December 2016 of Dafonte Miller, a Black youth, by ...

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OIPRD REPORT REVEALS THAT COVER-UP AT TORONTO POLICE SERVICE KEPT CHIEF SAUNDERS IN THE DARK

On August 6, 2020, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (“OIPRD”) delivered its report regarding a complaint made by Dafonte Miller, through counsel, against Chief of Police of the Toronto Police Service (“TPS”) Mark Saunders. Dafo...

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FALCONER CALLS FOR FEDERAL ROYAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO POLICING IN WAKE OF CONVICTION OF PC THERIAULT

Julian Falconer speaks with national media following the conviction of Police Constable Michael Theriault for assaulting Dafonte Miller. Julian spoke to the media about the journey to this verdict, and the importance of continuing the ongoing fight for po...

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POLICE CONSTABLE MICHAEL THERIAULT “GUILTY” of ASSAULT: JUDGE CONVICTS TORONTO POLICE OFFICER FOR BRUTAL BEATING OF BLACK YOUTH

Superior Court Justice Joseph Di Luca has found Police Constable Michael Theriault guilty of assault in relation to the attack on Dafonte Miller on December 28, 2016. Dafonte suffered catastrophic injuries, including the loss of his left eye. Falconers LL...

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PRESS ADVISORY- A Press Conference will be held on June 26, 2020, following the release of the judgement in the criminal trial of Michael and Christian Theriault. 

Dafonte Miller and his family will make comment following the release of the judgment, delivered by the Honourable Justice Di Luca, in the criminal trial of Michael and Christian Theriault. The press conference will take place one hour following the relea...

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Court to Release Decision in Dafonte Miller Case

On Friday June 26, 2020, the Honourable Justice Di Luca will release his decision in the case of Rv. Theriault. Michael and Christian Theriault were charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and public mischief in the assault of Dafonte Mill...

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Crisis Legal Supports: Child Welfare

We are honoured to continue to offer assistance to our clients in times of crisis. We have specialized in supporting our clients when they face times of despair for more than 30 years. Whether it involves deaths at the hands of the state, or other, differ...

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Crisis Legal Supports

Falconers LLP has been providing legal services dating back some 30 years, and specializes in providing supports in those moments when our clients face true despair. Whether it involves deaths at the hands of the state, or other, different forms of crisis...

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Falconer Calls Out Bullying at Convocation

At Convocation on February 27, 2020 a motion was brought by Benchers Fagan and Brown to censure the Chair of the Equity Advisory Group, who was called to the bar in 2018. The motion sought redress for a Tweet the Chair made about comments from a senior be...

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Falconer Gives Keynote Address at Black Law Students Association Annual Conference

Julian was honoured to be invited to give the keynote address at the 2020 Black Law Students Association of Canada Annual Conference . Speaking to a sold out crowd of Black law students and professionals at the Hotel Pur in Quebec City, Julian addressed t...

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