Black Couple Allege Police Assaulted Them Outside Toronto-Area Hospital

A Black couple is appealing a decision that cleared police of wrongdoing after officers allegedly assaulted them outside of a hospital near Toronto. Livingston Jeffers, 70, and his wife, Pamelia Jeffers, 69, went to Lakeridge Ajax Hospital in Pickering, Ontario on October 30, 2018 because Pamelia was feeling physically unwell and struggling with insomnia, according […]

Lawyers call for new investigation into Durham officers’ arrest that left Black senior ‘semi-conscious’

Livingston and Pamelia Jeffers were dropped off by their grandson at the emergency department of Ajax Pickering Hospital the evening before Halloween two years ago. Pamelia had not been feeling well, and their housing situation was precarious. Within hours, the elderly Black couple would find themselves handcuffed and held for mental health reasons, and Livingston […]

Video Shows Police Officer in Canada Punching Elderly Black Man as Wife Screams Nearby

Video footage shared to Twitter appears to show police in the greater Toronto area detaining a black couple outside a hospital as one officer repeatedly punches the husband, who can be heard screaming “murder.” The video clip, filmed by an eyewitness to the October 2018 incident, was posted to Twitter on Monday morning by journalist […]

Black senior seeks justice after violent incident by Durham police outside Ontario hospital

TORONTO — A 68-year-old Black man is seeking justice after he was struck several times on his head and left nearly unconscious by Durham police officers as he was attempting to leave an Ajax hospital with his wife. The night of the incident on Oct. 30, 2018, Livingston Jeffers’ jacket was torn at the armpit […]