• Victim of Unfounded Sexual Assault Complaint Sues the London Police Service for Violation of her Charter Rights
  • April 27, 2017 | Author: Joseph J. Arvay
  • Law Firm: Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP - Vancouver Office
  • Ava Williams, the central figure in The Globe and Mail’s recent investigative report on unfounded sex assaults, has today launched a constitutional challenge against the London Police Service (“LPS”). The Claim alleges the manner in which the LPS treats sexual assault complainants and the dismissal of those complaints as “unfounded”, a classification effectively meaning that the complainant was not believed, constitutes sex discrimination. In addition, Ms. Williams seeks damages under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms for her treatment by the force and its detectives when she brought a complaint of having been raped when she was a student in 2010.