Partial victories in Sudbury lawsuit alleging police brutality

A $4-million lawsuit alleging police brutality can proceed against the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board and a now-dead police officer, a judge has ruled.

At the same time, Superior Court Justice Alex Kurke dismissed allegations against four others named in the suit filed by Tanner Currie.

Kurke called the allegations against Staff Sgt. John Valtonen, the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director and Crown attorney Molly Flanagan frivolous or abusive, or both.

His ruling dealt with a motion by the Attorney General of Ontario and the Crown to strike Currie’s statement of claim without leave to amend and to dismiss the action against them.


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