TORONTO - The case of a father and son allegedly involved in a punch-up with TTC transit officers may be resolved through restorative justice rather than a trial.
Jamie Gillman, 34, and Russell Gillman, 64, appeared briefly
Wednesday in court, where their lawyers and the Crown agreed to meet
over the next six weeks in a relatively new process called “restorative
“It is essentially a negotiation aimed at satisfying all parties
without a trial,” Bruce Daley, who represents the younger Gillman, said.
“We are not going to conduct on this process in public. We won’t be commenting on the state of either (Gillmans) at this time.”
The father and son attended a Maple Leafs game on Jan. 29, 2015 and then went to Union Station.
The TTC has alleged the dust-up began with an assault on one of two
TTC officers involved. Both Gillmans face assault and uttering death
A video showing the fight unfold
emerged online, prompting an investigation by Toronto Police. The
footage appears to show one of the officers delivering several overhand
punches to the head of the younger Gillman.
The case was adjourned until April 6.
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