This should end well… Ontario police to turn over sexual assault cases for outside review

Advocates for women say a new pilot project — which allows outside experts in gender-based violence to review sexual assault investigations by police in Ontario and Alberta — will increase the number of charges laid and improve public trust.

Sexual assault investigations in Ottawa, Timmins, Ont., Peterborough, Ont., London, Ont., and Calgary will be reviewed by an outside panel of experts who work with survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Kingston, Ont., and Stratford, Ont., are also part of the pilot and completed their case reviews earlier this fall.

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  • Editor

    From the article : ” . . .experts in gender-based violence to review sexual assault investigations by police [ . . . ]and improve public trust.”

    So, biased, agenda driven “experts” will review. That sorta decreases my public trust.

    • BillyHW

      Guilty until proven guilty.

      • Raymond Cameron

        Guilty even if proven innocent.

  • JJ Hunsecker

    I suppose it goes without saying that these will be (taxpayer-)paid posts rather than volunteer positions.

    • Editor

      Is there any other kind of “expert in gender-based violence”?

      • Bataviawillem

        Yes, they are called rapist.

  • moraywatson

    As real justice melts into social justice and becomes indistinguishable. I used to think we should try and amend the Charter (remove 15(2)). Now I think we should just burn the whole thing.

  • robins111

    I gather they won’t be inviting a bunch of Imans from Soddy Barbaria to help with this project. Islamophobics. Thats what they are

  • tom_billesley

    Will they be seeking panelists experienced in investigating gender-based violence, perhaps from Rotherham and Rochdale?

  • UCSPanther

    I can see a potential for lawsuits from the unjustly accused and convicted. The Star Chamber/Inquisition model that several Universities tried ended up generating lawsuits over unjust accusations and expulsions…