Toronto police sued for profiling over ‘hairy legs’
Seven people are suing the Toronto Police Department for $1.4 million for wrongful arrest during the June 2010 G20 summit. Women involved in the suit claim that they were profiled for “having hairy legs.”
The five women and two men claim the police used “unreasonable criteria” and treated them with “profane, sexist and homophobic” comments during their detention, following the mass arrests that took place outside the summit.
The group’s attorney, Davin Charney, told reporters that the female plaintiffs believed they were profiled by the police for having hairy legs.