Man arrested during G20 settles lawsuit against police

A Toronto man who was arrested on his way to church has settled a financial claim against the police.

Jason Wall, 25, was walking along Yonge Street by himself on the morning of 27 June 2010, when he was swarmed by as many as 20 Toronto police officers and taken into custody.

The police were part of the detail that was providing security for the G20 summit taking place that weekend in the city.

Wall says he was arrested because he was wearing a bandana around his neck.

According to statement from his lawyer Wall spent approximately 28 hours in custody … He was forced to wear handcuffs for more than 20 hours, slept on the floor, and had to submit to a degrading strip search after which he was released without charge.

The Toronto man filed a complaint with the Ontario Independent Police Review Director.

The OIPRD investigation discovered that Wall has been unlawfully arrested — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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