Saturday, November 22, 2014

Judge presding over G20 hearing ill; proceedings suspended

Peter Grossi, the retired judge presiding over a disciplinary hearing for Toronto  Supt. David (Mark) Fenton charged in relation to G20 “kettling” incidents cannot  continue heading  the tribunal, it was announced on Friday.
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.

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