👀 This case could have easily ended up like the well known #TrayvonMartin case. This young man is lucky to have his life. He has lost an eye and his life is forever changed. 🙏🏾 The brutal beating case of #DafonteMiller resumes January 29th. Please attend the hearing in #Oshawa, show your support for the family and to show the judge that the community is #herefordafonte! 👩🏾⚖️ ⚖️ ✊🏾
Miller was involved in a confrontation with a #Toronto police officer and his brother near Thickson Road and William Stephenson Drive in #Whitby in December 2016. He was 19 years old at the time.
Miller was walking with two friends when he was allegedly attacked by two men. He suffered broken bones and will lose the vision in his left eye.
Toronto police Const. Michael Theriault, who was off-duty at the time, and his brother, Christian Theriault, have been charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and public mischief.
Lawyers representing Miller and his family have filed a complaint with the Office of the Independent Police Review Director. They allege Toronto police and Durham regional police tried to cover up the attack to protect the constable and his brother from prosecution.
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) wasn’t notified of the alleged incident until months later. The SIU is an arms-length organization that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.
The Waterloo Regional Police Service has been asked to probe how police handled the incident.
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