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‘Embarrassment’ led to withdrawal of charges from police sting, says lawyer

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 @ 3:19 AM | By Terry Davidson

The recent withdrawal of charges against men caught in a police sting aimed at stopping public sex in a Toronto park was likely the result of a “well-informed prosecutor” seeing it as a “homophobic” use of “selective enforcement,” says one lawyer.

Douglas Elliott, Cambridge LLPThese comments come in the wake of the recent withdrawal of some of the bylaw charges laid at Etobicoke’s Marie Curtis Park in November 2016 after residents lodged complaints about people — men, mostly — engaging in sex acts inside parked cars...