U of T student sues Toronto police after assault while on the way to class


A student at the University of Toronto and his mother are suing the Toronto Police Services after the student was reportedly stopped by three officers on his way to class and subsequently handcuffed and tasered. CityNews reports that Hasani O’Gilvie, who is Black, was released after officers searched his bag and discovered identification, which proved they had the wrong person. O’Gilvie’s lawyer stated that O’Gilvie’s injuries still require on-going attention and that he was only recently able to return to U of T through online learning. The lawsuit seeks $2.4M in damages, as well as $250K under the Family Law Act. The lawsuit’s allegations have yet to be tested in court.

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