Welcome to SPN

Register and Join the most happening forum of Sikh community & intellectuals from around the world.

Sign Up Now!
  1.   Become a Supporter    ::   Make a Contribution   
    Target (Recurring Monthly): $200 :: Achieved: $98

Sikh News Ontario Police Review Arrest Of Sikh Man Whose Turban Wasn't Returned - CTV News

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by SPN Reporter, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. SPN Reporter

    SPN Reporter
    Expand Collapse

    Jun 17, 2004
    Likes Received:
    A Toronto-area police force has reminded its officers of a directive regarding the proper search and handling of religious items after a court dismissed a drunk driving charge against a Sikh man whose turban fell off his head during the arrest.

    Charges of impaired operation and excess blood alcohol against Sardul Singh were dismissed because Peel Regional Police officers did not return his turban after it fell while he was being placed in a cruiser.

    Ontario Court Justice Jill Copeland, in a decision released last month, wrote that the failure to return Singh's turban while he was in custody constituted a Charter breach.

    Copeland ruled that the breach of the defendant's right to freedom of religion by police was a serious one, and that Singh's breath sample evidence should be excluded because its admission into evidence would bring the administration of justice into disrepute.

    In a statement Friday, Peel Chief Jennifer Evans says she ordered a review of the decision and the officer's actions after Singh was detained at RIDE check on Dec. 10, 2014.

    Evans says Peel Regional Police have had a directive in place since 2012 regarding the proper search and handling of religious items and a training bulletin has been issued internally to remind officers of this and other directives.
    #1 SPN Reporter, Jul 18, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 18, 2016
  2. Loading...

  3. Tejwant Singh

    Tejwant Singh United States
    Expand Collapse
    Mentor Writer SPNer Contributor

    Jun 30, 2004
    Likes Received:
    DUI with a turban? This guy should be in the Akaltakhat's prison.
  4. Harry Haller

    Harry Haller United Kingdom
    Expand Collapse


    Writer SPNer Contributor

    Jan 31, 2011
    Likes Received:
    I think the prison is already full
Since you're here... we have a small favor to ask...

More people are visiting & reading SPN than ever but far fewer are paying to sustain it. Advertising revenues across the online media have fallen fast. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Donating to SPN's is vote for free speech, for diversity of opinions, for the right of the people to stand up to religious bigotry. Without any affiliation to any organization, this constant struggle takes a lot of hard work to sustain as we entirely depend on the contributions of our esteemed writers/readers. We do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too... Fund our efforts and together we can keep the world informed about the real Sikh Sikhi Sikhism. If everyone who writes or reads our content, who likes it, helps us to pay for it, our future would be much more secure. Every Contribution Matters, Contribute Generously!

    Become a Supporter      ::     Make a Contribution     

Share This Page