News About "Mrs. F."

Listing last updated: August 17, 1999

When Mrs. F's marriage became violent in 1988, she turned to Metro police for help. A constable from North York's 33 Division -- identified as Constable M -- allegedly offered to protect her from her husband in exchange for sex. A board of inquiry into the matter stayed Mrs. F's charges in 1992 because of an undue delay. Meanwhile, the Metro Police Services Board learned that the Internal Affairs had investigated the complainant (Mrs. F), in an attempt to "destroy" her credibility. The officers travelled to Montreal in 1991 and interviewed Mrs. F's family, her ex-boyfriend and former employers. They staked out her home and recorded the licence plate numbers of visitors' cars. Mrs. F filed a $600,000 lawsuit against Clare Lewis, accusing the police complaints commissioner of "gross negligence" and deliberately breaching the Police Services Act.

[Fiona Stewart]

Created: August 17, 1999
Last modified: August 17, 1999

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