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Activist Communique: How to sue the police

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Fwd: Workshops on Saturday and Thursday on how to sue the police
*with lawyer Davin Charney 
Saturday, December 11, 3-5pm and/or Thursday, December 16, 6-8 pm - Register or sign
up for more info here: http://tinyurl.com/suingpolice
Would you like to learn how to start and run a lawsuit in Small Claims Court
against a police officer guilty of misconduct?
There are many types behaviour that could be considered police misconduct.
Stopping, arresting or searching people for no legal reason could be
considered police misconduct. Using excessive force could be police
misconduct. Taking and/or damaging property that was not involved in a
crime, and not returning it could be police misconduct.
If you've suffered at the hands of the police and you want to hold them
accountable, come learn how to take your claim forward on your own. That
said, if follow up support is needed, we will attempt to arrange this to the
best of our ability.
If you are interested in attending, or would like to stay in touch to
receive information via email, please go to
http://tinyurl.com/suingpoliceto register.
Saturday, December 11th, 3:00 ? 5:00 p.m. AND
Thursday, December 16th, 6:00 ? 8:00 p.m.
The 519 Church Street Community Centre
519 Church Street, (Church & Wellesley) rm 107
This location is accessible.
Organized by Toronto Legal Action and supported by the Movement Defence
Committee (MDC) of the Law Union of Ontario

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