SUPREME COURT OF CANADA DENIES THERIAULT’S REQUEST FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL
On December 16, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision to dismiss Michael Theriault’s application for leave to appeal the judgement from the Ontario Court of Appeal, which upheld Theriault’s conviction and sentence for his assault on Dafonte Miller.
In July 2021, the Honourable Justice M. Tulloch writing for the Court of Appeal, found that the trial judge Justice Di Luca made no errors in his conviction and sentencing decisions of Constable Theriault.
The criminal process has been long and difficult for Dafonte Miller and his family, and they recognize that this is the first step of accountability for the assault Dafonte suffered. Falconers LLP is honoured to continue to assist the family as they proceed with their civil claim.
For related materials, see below:
- Conviction Decision of Justice Di Luca – R v Theriault, 2020 ONSC 3317
- Sentencing Decision of Justice Di Luca – R v Theriault, 2020 ONSC 6768
- Ontario Court of Appeal Decision – R v Theriault, 2018 ONCA 517
- S. 11 Report – SIU case of Dafonte Miller
- Supplemental S. 11 Report – Det. John Theriault
Previous Related Postings:
https://falconers.ca/ontario-court-of-appeal-upholds-conviction-sentencing-for-toronto-police-service-constable-michael-theriault/ – July 19, 2021