Appellate court affirms the right of Kelley Bryan’s client to sue the police

Kelley’s client, Kofi Patrong, successfully defeated an appeal by the Toronto police, affirming his right to sue the police over a gang-related shooting that left him with a permanent disability.  Mr. Patrong was a teenager standing in his back yard when he was shot by a prominent gangster in Malvern, Scarborough.  At the time, he claims, front-line police officers were investigating the shooter for other drive-by shootings, had him under active surveillance, and failed to follow senior officers’ directives to arrest him before he could do more harm.

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