If Majiza Philip's complaint about the circumstances of her 2014 arrest isn't re-examined by the police ethics commission, the integrity of the entire police ethics system will be put in jeopardy, says a prominent Montreal anti-racism group.
In November 2014, Philip was arrested outside the Olympia Theatre, after she tapped on the window of a police cruiser to get the attention of a friend being held there.
She said one of the four officers grabbed her and forcibly restrained her, breaking her arm.
Philip was charged with assaulting two police officers and obstruction of justice. She was acquitted last month in municipal court.