Hamilton Police Castigated Roundly by Superior Court in Wrongful Arrest Case

The Hamilton Police Services Board was issued a stinging rebuke by Superior Court Justice Kim Carpenter-Gunn as she awarded $46,000 in damages, including $10,000 in punitive damages, to Michael Dixon, after he was wrongfully arrested and jailed on August 15, 2003.

In her lengthy two-hour oral decision, Just Carpenter-Gunn described the conduct of the Hamilton police as “high-handed, arbitrary, and highly reprehensible.”

The case was argued by long time Law Union of Ontario Steering Committee member Vilko Zbogar.

Read the Hamilton Spectator’s coverage of the decision here

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