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Journalist allegedly manhandled by undercover police

Local reporter claims he was tossed to the ground by an RCMP officer at Olympic torch relay

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A Toronto Sun reporter was allegedly manhandled by an RCMP officer while videotaping shooting victim Louise Russo’s torch relay near Toronto on Saturday. Ian Robertson, 61, suffered a concussion after he was apparently grabbed by an undercover RCMP officer dressed in an Olympic track suit. Robertson has turned over the footage from his camera to investigators at York Regional Police and has discussed the matter with a lawyer Robertson describes as having “experience in civil action against police officers.”

Toronto Sun

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