(Closed) Press charges for assault?

posted 6 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
1497 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

WTF?! It looks like the police won’t do anything. I would call the media. I would copy your post and write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper, at least. Post this in as many places as you can, including the stadium’s website.

Post # 4
4311 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Of course he can press charges for assault.  But that doesn’t mean he will win, because I assume they will go to trial.  Take pictures of his face and file a complaint with the police department.  I think to win you would need a good lawyer — so think about if the expense is worth it.  With witnesses it may be hard to win.

Post # 5
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

do you know if there are any security cameras around? take pictures of his injuries ASAP! I would totally press charges. The fact that security did this is UNACCEPTABLE.

Im sorry your husband had to endure that. :/

Post # 6
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@alaskin17:  +1

What an awful situation:( There are mean, unethical people out there and I’m sorry your husband was involved with a couple of them.

Post # 7
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

You can try, but it might not be worth it.

Considering you have how many guards vs just your husband. And sometimes, guards are armed, and armed guards have even more pull than off the street guards.

On top of this, they could come up with even more lies [like saying there was a no trespassing sign on around the buses or what not].


Post # 9
263 posts
Helper bee

I would spread the word all over social media, especially if the stadium and your local paper have facebook pages! Filing for assault probably won’t do anything, but posting pics and telling the true story online might!

Post # 10
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Depending on whether your husband has suffered any serious damage (i.e. missed work, had medical expenses, etc) it might be worth launching a civil suit (tort) against the security guard and the stadium owners. Your lawyer would be able to subpeona any security tapes for evidence and guide you better.

If I were you, I’d call the stadium owners, explain your situation and tell them you’re going to contact the media if it’s not resolved. If they do nothing, follow through.

Post # 13
1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

That sounds crazy. I wouldn’t make a big deal out of it if he doesn’t want to. My fi wouldn’t either. Although he would most definitely fight back. He’s just not a lets call the cops kind of guy. Just let him be & make sure he’s ok without smothering him. 

Post # 14
541 posts
Busy bee

@everyheart:  I agree. The only thing you can do that will make any difference at all is to call the media. It’s probably not a bad idea to call an attorney to, not neccessarily to sue them, but to protect yourselves in all the details. The media and an attorney may have a louder voice in starting an investigation, getting camera footage of the incident, etc.

I would not be spreading reviews in public forums just yet because something more could come of this, whether its initiated by you or the park guards.

ETA: make sure you photograph your husbandsinjuries, and if it were me I would press charges, as far as I know that the only way you can force the other party to be photographed also.

Post # 16
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I am shocked, stunned and saddened. I’m also very ashamed of Toronto right now (being that I live just outside the city). I was just talking to my Darling Husband and he said you should file a complaint and push this further. The security guards used excessive force and there would have been witnesses there to back up your husband’s story.

I also agree with those saying you should go to the media. Contact the Toronto Star – don’t let these a**holes get away with this.

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