G20 protestor suing Toronto police for $1.6 million
Remember that summit thing that everyone was talking about a couple months ago? Well one woman hasn't forgotten, and she's asking for $1.6 million.
Natalie Gray, 20, is suing Toronto Police for allegedly being shot with two rubber bullets while peacefully protesting at the temporary Eastern Ave. detention centre during the G20 summit weekend. Gray, who is from Montreal, was charged with obstructing a peace officer, but the charge was withdrawn last month.
According to the Toronto Sun, Gray is seeking $275,000 for assault and battery, $100,000 for unlawful arrest and detention, $25,000 for "the violation of her right to be secure against unreasonable search and seizure," $200,000 for "malicious prosecution, or alternatively, negligent investigation," $50,000 for out-of-pocket expenses (that must have been one pricey bus pass) and $1,000,000 in punitive damages "as a result of the outrageous abuse of power and high-handed treatment of the plaintiff by the defendants."
An alleged attack on peaceful protesters shouldn't be overlooked. But $1.6 million? Of course, a larger-than-life sense of entitlement is totally priceless.
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