Police civil liability is an area of law that has evolved quickly in recent years, from the recognition of a new tort to the refinement of existing ones. The lawyers in Blaney McMurtry’s police liability group have a wealth of experience in this specialized area. We are frequently called upon to defend the police in claims of negligent investigation, wrongful arrest, assault/battery, malicious prosecution, and various breaches of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Our successful defence of the police turns on our ability to understand the challenges of a police officer’s work and the important role they play in the criminal justice system. Most importantly, we are aware that police officers operate under a microscope of public scrutiny and appreciate the need to manage the sensitive issues inherent in such claims.
We have effectively and economically defended claims against police for over 25 years. Our experience extends to all levels of court, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.