Monday, December 12, 2016

Selwyn Pieters to Represent Councillor Matthew Green at Police Disciplinary Hearing


Selwyn Pieters to Represent Councillor Matthew Green at Hearing of 
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Hamilton, ON – December 12, 2016 – Civil rights lawyer Selwyn Pieters will represent Councillor Matthew Green at the upcoming December 15th Police Services Act hearing related to the substantiated OIPRD finding of the April 26th carding complaint issued by Councillor Green against Constable Andrew Pfeifer of Hamilton Police Service.

“Given the unique structure of the Police Services Act hearing process, I felt it important to retain the nation’s foremost expert on matters related to my complaint. I am grateful to have Mr. Pieters’ counsel throughout this process. I am confident that with his support, the facts of the case will bear out,” says Councillor Matthew Green.

Selwyn Pieters has appeared at all levels of court up to the Supreme Court of Canada. He has been counsel in arguing numerous cases of  racial profiling, including carding, and discriminatory use of force including successfully representing himself, citizens, and police officers before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and other administrative Tribunals. Selwyn is also a member of the Bar of the Republic of Guyana and the Island of Trinidad. See, Selwyn Pieters bio for subject matter expertise.

The Police Services Act Hearing is scheduled for 10:00 am December 15, 2016 at the Hamilton Central Police Station at 155 King William St.


For Media Inquiries:

Selwyn A. Pieters, B.A.,LL.B., L.E.C.
Phone: 1-416-787-5928


CBC Hamilton Report, December 12, 2016

Matthew Green Complaint, April 2016

African Canadian Legal Clinic, Anti-Racial Profiling Toolkit, online: An ACLC Public Legal Education Resource

Ontario Human Rights Commission, Paying the Price: The Human Cost of Racial Profiling, online: Ontario Human Rights Commission

Ontario Human Rights Commission, Human rights and policing: creating and sustaining organizational change Online (Toronto: Ontario Human Rights Commission, 2011)

Ontario Human Rights Commission, eLearning module “Human Rights 101" 

Peel Law Association v. Pieters, 2013 CarswellOnt 7881, 2013 ONCA 396, 228 A.C.W.S. (3d) 204, 116 O.R. (3d) 81, 306 O.A.C. 314, 9 C.C.E.L. (4th) 233, [2013] O.J. No. 2695(Ont. C.A). Test for Proving racial profiling

Toronto Police Association v Ontario (Civilian Commission on Police Services), 2010 ONSC 246 (CanLII), <>

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