Grossi has a medical issue that prevents him from continuing, the hearing that began on Wednesday and is dealing with five charges of unlawful arrest and discreditable conduct for stemming from Fenton’s involvement in ordering mass arrests and kettling of protesters at the G20 summit in June 2010 in Toronto.
Hearing officer Supt. Debra Preston told the Toronto Star that she learned about Grossi’s medical issue five minutes before the Friday session was to start. She declined to describe the medical issue.
Police are looking at other options over the weekend, said Preston. “Hopefully we’re able to continue with this hearing as scheduled,” she said, adding the chief’s office will be reaching out to other retired justices for a replacement.