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Police board seeks independent advice on independent review of shelter siege

City lawyer says an internal review of the August 18 housing protest is already happening and there shouldn’t be two “parallel processes.”

By Victoria Walton

Exactly two months after the shelter siege of August 18, Halifax’s Board of Police Commissioners met to discuss the possibility of an independent review of police actions that day. A petition calling for such a review was started by the East Coast Prison Justice Society and signed by nearly 5,000 people over the past eight weeks...

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