Jane Doe & The Junger/Whitehead Inquiry
Listing last updated: October 10, 2000
1991-97: The Story of Jane Doe & Fiona Stewart
- Jane Doe: Unmasking a heroine "A website dedicated to Canadian women who have fought abuse by the police honours their courage and tenacity. Chris Bearchell reports." DIVA, December 1999, No. 43.
- The Jane Doe/Fiona Stewart Story, by Konnie Reich January 20, 1997.
- Submission for the 1997 Felipa de Souza Award, by Lorraine Katryanby January 21, 1997.
- Fiona Stewart: her fight for human rights, by Andrew Sorfleet January 29, 1997.
- Interview on CKLN, Nora Currie and Lorraine Katryan October 12, 1997.
- Deputation to the Metro Toronto Police Services Board, by Lynn Cohen from The Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic September 1992.
- "Who Would You Believe, A Police Chief Or A Prostitute?." Chronology of the Junger/Whitehead Affair published in Maggie's Zine, Vol. 1, No. 1, Winter 1991 (newsletter of Maggie's, the Toronto Prostitutes' Community Service Project).
Maggie's staff were first aquainted with "Jane Doe," at International Women's Day, March 1992. At the fair, Fiona came up to the Maggie's table and read the newsletter chronology. She pointed out a couple of details that were not correct. She also mused that some of the information she hadn't known. About to leave, Fiona turned to Gwendolyn (Maggie's staffer) and announced, "I'm Jane Doe I'm Jane Doe from the Junger/Whitehead Inquiry," then she slipped off into the bustling crowd.
1991: Jane Doe's Anonymity Threatened
In March 1991, Chief McCormack and the Toronto Police Force threatened to release Jane Doe's real name at a press conference. Fiona was forced to file an injunction banning the release of her name. These are the letters between Fiona's lawyers (McCarthy Tétrault) and the legal department of the City of Toronto.
1991-92: Jane Doe Forced into "Witness Protection"
While waiting to testify at the Junger/Whitehead Inquiry, Fiona Stewart applied for and entered the "Witness Protection Program" following a late-night beating, by two men who made it clear that they were Toronto police officers, in a secluded parking lot near her home.
- Attached Request for Witness Protection from Parkdale Community Legal Services Inc. to Ministry of the Attorney General's Director of Crown Law Office Criminal, Mr. Murry Segal, July 11, 1991.
- Request for Witness Protection to Ministry of the Attorney General's Director of Crown Law Office Criminal, Mr. Murry Segal from Parkdale Community Legal Services Inc., July 11, 1991.
- Letter to Jane Doe from Ministry of the Attorney General for Ontario, June 24, 1992.
- Letter to Jane Doe from Ministry of the Attorney General for Ontario, June 25, 1992.
1992-93: From the Horse's Mouth Writings by Jane Doe
1992-93: Responses to the Recommendations of
The Junger/Whitehead Inquiry Report
"The Inquiry has revealed serious mismanagement on the part of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force in the handling of alleged misconduct by members of the force. ...we doubt that the problems associated with those cases are unique. ...the information that we received tends to indicate that the treatment of the Junger and Whitehead cases may not be isolated or anomalous."
The Junger/Whitehead Inquiry Report concluded with a Summary of 24 Recommendations. Responses to these recommendations, from the Chief of Police, the Police Services Board and Maggie's, are listed below:
- Police Response to Reports of Violence Against Prostitutes: A Submission from Maggie's, the Toronto Prostitutes' Community Service Project to the Police Services Board in response to the Report of an Inquiry into Administration of Internal Investigations by the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force. Submitted September 25, 1992.
- Response to the Police Service Board Resolutions: Response to the Resolutions of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Services Board based upon the Report of an Inquiry into Internal Investigations of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force by the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services. Submitted by William J. McCormack, Chief of Police, Metropolitan Toronto Police Force, October 26, 1992. (Agenda Item No. 4 Public Meeting of the Metro Toronto Police Services Board, November 5, 1992. Stamped "RECEIVED Nov. 9 1992, Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner.")
- Minutes of the February 25, 1993 meeting of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Services Board. Police Board adopts a report from the Chief of Police on internal discipline regarding the Internal Affairs officers involved in the Junger/Whitehead cover-ups. Attached Agenda Items:
- Letter to Lynn Cohen of the Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, from Susan Eng regarding the Police Services Board meeting adoption of an item about Police Force Internal Discipline March 11, 1993.
- Letter from Maggie's. to Susan Eng, Chair, Police Services Board June 1, 1993.
- Without Fear or Favour: The Life and Politics of an Urban Cop., By former Metro Toronto police chief, Bill McCormack - Published in April 1999 by Stoddart Publishing.
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