CBC News · Posted: Mar 27, 2024 4:00 AM EDT | Last Updated: March 27

A coalition of citizens and civil advocacy groups is suing Ottawa’s police board over claims that it has deprived them of meaningful and effective participation by denying them appropriate access to public meetings. 
The Ottawa Police Services Board (OPSB) denies the allegations and argues it exceeds its legal obligations when it comes to consulting the public.
Lead plaintiff Robin Browne, an Ottawa resident and founder of advocacy group 613-819 Black Hub, regularly makes public delegations at the board’s monthly meetings.
He’s been heavily critical of the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) and its oversight board, and has previously engaged in protests at Ottawa city hall, earning him a one-year ban from the building in 2023. 

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