Security screening at Toronto Police HQ could have ‘chilling effect’ on public access, lawyers say

Lawyers are siding with a recent motion put forth to end security searches of people attending Toronto Police disciplinary hearings.

Lawyer Selwyn Pieters filed a motion Nov. 28 to Toronto Police hearings officer Insp. Richard Hegedus, objecting to the mandatory security screening the force recently put in place at the entranceway of its downtown headquarters.

Pieters sent the document on behalf of his client, Waseem Khan, who is one of two complainants appearing in a misconduct hearing against Sgt. Eduardo Miranda, who stands accused of using...

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