Watch the above video to hear from CCLA’s Director of Public Safety Abby Deshman on G20 Toronto, policing at protests and You Should Have Stayed Home.
CCLA is partnering with Praxis Theatre throughout their National Tour of You Should Have Stayed Home, a performance piece about the largest peacetime mass arrest in Canadian history. Written by Tommy Taylor, the play [...]
Yesterday, Toronto Const. Babak Andalib-Goortani became the first police officer convicted of criminal charges stemming from the 2010 G20. Const. Andalib-Goortani had caught on video by a bystander, beating protestor Adam Nobody at the demonstration three years ago. Nobody was already on the ground, restrained by several other officers.
As a leading voice on police accountability [...]
Yesterday morning, the Ontario Government announced it would expand the use of Tasers by police across the province. CCLA responded swiftly with a media release detailing our concerns with the decision. Our position was quoted by several news sources including CBC, The Toronto Sun, Global News, and The Globe and Mail.
But we also asked our [...]
On August 27, 2013, the Ontario government announced its decision to expand Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) deployment amongst the police forces in the province. As a leading voice on rights and freedoms in Canada, CCLA responded to the announcement with the following media release:
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CCLA: Government focus should be on police de-escalation techniques, not [...]
It is time to revisit the use of force model that is part of police training. It just does not work. The death of Sammy Yatim, who was holding a knife, alone on a streetcar, and was shot nine times by a police officer, should lead us to that conclusion. Tragedies often bring to light systemic flaws. The Lac [...]