800-plus detainees, little of note: Logbook from G20 detention centre incomplete

National Post | News

Toronto — At the height of the G20 chaos in Toronto two years ago, the civilian officers assigned to take notes on “events, actions and decisions” inside the temporary Eastern Avenue detention centre — where a new report found widespread violations of prisoners’ rights — appear to have abandoned their record-keeping role for significant chunks of time.

Most notably, on June 26, 2010, the day police cracked down on protesters after Black Bloc rioters rampaged through downtown streets, the assigned “scribe” did not take a single note until 5:30 that afternoon, according to documents obtained by the National Post through Freedom of Information. There are also hours-long gaps in the records for June 25 and 27, even as more than 800 detainees cycled through the centre over the course of the weekend.


The release of the records come as a scathing report on G20 policing substantiated more than 100…

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