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Call for Full-Scale Investigation of Racism in Thunder Bay Police Service

Stacy DeBungee Death Triggers Systemic Review Complaint with Ontario Police Complaints Unit (OIPRD)   Thunder Bay police ‘racism’ must be rooted out, lawyer says   See some of the Documents Filed with the Office of the Independent ...

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Racism, Botched Investigations, and Failure to Protect First Nations Youth: Thunder Bay Inquest

CBC news spoke to Maryanne Panacheese about her son, Paul, who was one of seven First Nations youth to die while at school in Thunder Bay.  Paul’s death is currently being examined along with the death of six other First Nations youth at an inquest in...

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Public being “cut out” of Inquest: Falconer

The evidence of NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler was delayed at the Inquest into the Deaths of Seven First Nations Youth, as issues regarding secrecy and cutting out the public from the inquest process were raised before the Coroner. Grand Chief Alvin Fiddle...

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Police shooting of Sammy Yatim: Julian Falconer speaks out on police use of force, accountability

Julian Falconer, of Falconers LLP,  spoke to The Current’s Anna Maria Tremonti about his long fight for police accountability on CBC.  Julian has spent more than twenty years seeking accountability for police use of lethal force, beginning with hi...

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Falconer: A “shameful day” for police

After the jury found Cst. James Forcillo guilty of attempted murder in the shooting of Sammy Yatim on January 25, 2016, Sammy’s mother, Sahar Bahadi, read a statement to media.  This was followed by a short question and answer with Julian Falconer,...

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Debwewin First Nation Jury Review Committee Meeting, February 9-10

The Debwewin First Nation Jury Review Committee meets in Kashechewan First Nation, and in Fort Albany, February 9-10. The First Nation Jury Review Committee was one of the key recommendations from Justice Iacobucci’s report, First Nations Representation...

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Inquest Into the Deaths of Seven First Nations Youth: Update

The Inquest into the Deaths of Seven First Nations Youth continues this week in Thunder Bay.  Lawyers Julian Falconer, Julian Roy, and Meaghan Daniel, of Falconers LLP, are in attendance on behalf of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN). Young people in Thunder B...

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Inquest into the Deaths of Seven First Nations Youth: Click Here For Updates

February 1, 2016 The Inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations youth continues in Thunder Bay, with the conclusion of testimony regarding the death of Jordan Wabasse, followed by Phase 2 of the inquest.  Phase 2 will include testimony from expert wi...

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Police Union Assailed for Same Old Same Old

A bad week for police should have the rank-and-file fuming  Toronto Star,  January 29, 2016 It has been a bad week for Toronto Police.  On Monday of this week, Cst. James Forcillo was convicted of attempted murder in the shooting of Sammy Yatim on a T...

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Jury Finds Officer Guilty of Attempted Murder in Yatim Shooting Death

Today, the jury delivered a guilty verdict in the trial of James Forcillo in the death of Sammy Yatim.  Forcillo was found guilty of attempted murder, and not guilty of  second degree murder or manslaughter.  Sammy was shot eight times by Constable ...

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Adam Nobody Appeals Andalib-Goortani Penalty

On behalf of Adam Nobody, lawyers Julian Falconer and Marc Gibson from Falconers LLP have filed a request for leave to appeal the penalty imposed in disciplinary proceedings against Cst. Babak Andalib-Goortani of the Toronto Police Service.  The officer ...

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CSC Leadership Identified as Obstacle to Reform of Solitary Confinement in Federal Prisons

In an interview with the Globe and Mail, Julian Falconer, lawyer for the Smith family, identified CSC as part of the problem when it comes to the implementation of recommendations from the Inquest into Ashley Smith’s death, stating, “The presence...

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