The Canadian Press

2012-05-03 | Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit

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Romeo Phillion, the man who languished behind bars for more than three decades for a wrongful murder conviction, sued the Ontario Attorney General, the Ottawa Police Services Board and two former police officers for 14-million dollars. The suit was filed three years after his conviction in the murder of Leopold Roy was quashed by an Ontario court. Phillion's lawyer David Robins said the suit alleged negligence from the Ottawa Police service. (The 73-year-old also sued the Ontario attorney general's office and two individual police officers.)

Date: 2012-05-03
Placeline: WINDSOR, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the investigating officers were aware of the report that the prepared by their colleagues from the Police Service confirming that Mr Cillian was not in the Ottawa area and was no longer a suspect of the Roy's murder and notwithstanding that they proceeded with the investigation >>