Polis order again clarifies scope of state prosecutor’s investigation into Elijah McClain’s death

DENVER – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis issued another executive order Wednesday that again amends the scope of Attorney General Phil Weiser’s investigation into the actions surrounding Elijah McClain’s death after an amendment last month caused some people to think Weiser would not be able to prosecute law enforcement officers.

Under the original scope of the investigation, which was ordered in June, Weiser, who was appointed as state prosecutor, could investigate “any potential criminal activity by law enforcement officers or any other individuals that caused the death of Elijah McClain in Aurora Colorado in August 2019.

Polis’ Nov. 10 amended executive order changed the scope of the investigation to say Weiser could investigate “offenses arising from the August 24, 2019 encounter with Elijah McClain and/or his subsequent death, and, if deemed necessary, prosecute any persons for such offenses.”

Some took the change – including the removal of the words “law enforcement

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Ontario Court Clarifies Law For The Commencement Of Limitation Periods For Prosecutorial Torts – Criminal Law


Ontario Court Clarifies Law For The Commencement Of Limitation Periods For Prosecutorial Torts

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In the recent decision of MacKinnon v. Halton Regional
Police Services Board et al
, 2020 ONSC 6908, the Ontario
Superior Court dismissed a plaintiff’s claim on a motion for
summary judgment for being commenced outside of the two-year
limitation period. BLG represented the defendants.


On September 6, 2014, the plaintiff, Robert MacKinnon, was
charged with respect to three allegedly fraudulent wire transfers.
The Crown eventually stayed the charges on March 27, 2015 pursuant
to s. 579 of the Criminal Code.

On March 23, 2018, Mr. MacKinnon commenced an action against the
Halton Regional Police Service and several named officers alleging
malicious prosecution, negligent investigation

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New Guidance Clarifies Protections For California Workers With Criminal Records

Bolstering Covid-19 worker protections, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) recently clarified the state’s criminal background check regulations. The new guidance expands the scope of California’s Fair Chance Act and places employers on notice regarding DFEH’s intended enforcement of the law.

The California Fair Chance Act

Initially enacted in 2018, the Fair Chance Act prohibits most employers with at least five employees from inquiring into a candidate’s criminal record before a conditional offer of employment has been made. Employers may not include any question that requests the disclosure of criminal history on an initial employment application. The purpose of the law is to encourage employers to assess candidates’ merits and not their criminal past.

When assessing

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