Superior Court Judge Halts Secret Hearing

Today, Superior Court Justice Helen Pierce issued an order halting plans for an in camera hearing on whether the charges against Thunder Bay police officers arising of the death of Stacy DeBungee should go forward.

In a 68 paragraph, 12 paged detailed ruling, Justice Pierce acknowledged a compelling public interest arising out of the allegedly racist conduct of Thunder Bay police officers investigating the death of Stacy DeBungee.

Court Ruling:

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation v. Thunder Bay Police Services Board (DC-18-018-JR) Decision on Motion #5872

Media Coverage:

Judge halts closed hearing in Thunder Bay police disciplinary process around Stacy DeBungee’s death

Family, community of Stacy DeBungee caught in legal wrangling as they search for accountability in his death

‘Neglect of duty’ found in review of Thunder Bay police investigation into death of Indigenous man

Thunder Bay police board cancels hearing over Stacy DeBungee death investigation

New Thunder Bay police web page offers update on Indigenous relations

Court Filings:

Factum of the Respondent IPRD – June 1 2018

Memorandum of Fact and Law of FNPC. Dated September 24 2018

Notice of motion to Intervene. Stay. FINAL – 24 Sept 2018

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