Elderly Black couple suing Durham police alleging wrongful arrest, assault
A pair of seniors from the Durham region are taking legal action after an incident outside an Ajax hospital saw the two tackled to the ground by police and hospital staff.
The lawyer for Livingston and Pamelia Jeffers released a video on Monday of an incident from 2018.
Pamelia had been brought to Lakeridge Ajax Hospital on October 30 because she said she was feeling unwell. After several hours, she asked a doctor if she could return the next day.
“The doctor told them to leave, so they leave, and we believe the nurse didn’t know this and started following them,” said Faisal Kutty, the family’s lawyer on Monday.
BY GINELLA MASSA AND NEWS STAFF