New dates set for po­lice dis­ci­plinary case in­volv­ing coun­cil­lor

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - NI­COLE O’REILLY

New hear­ing dates have been set for a dis­ci­plinary case against a Hamil­ton po­lice of­fi­cer ac­cused of wrong­fully stop­ping Coun. Matthew Green while he waited for a bus last year.

Const. An­drew Pfeifer is fac­ing a dis­cred­itable con­duct charge in con­nec­tion with Green’s com­plaint about the stop at Vic­to­ria Av­enue South and Stinson Street on April 26, 2016.

Green, who is black, has said he was look­ing at his phone when he was stopped and asked about who he was and what he was do­ing there. Green al­leged the of­fi­cer’s con­fronta­tional tone changed when he re­al­ized Green was a city coun­cil­lor.

The Hamil­ton Po­lice As­so­ci­a­tion has said Pfiefer was check­ing Green’s well-be­ing and that stop had noth­ing to do with race.

Green parted ways with civil rights lawyer Sel­wyn Pi­eters in March and is now be­ing rep­re­sented by Jen­nifer Zdriluk and Wade Poziomka.

Dur­ing a brief tele­con­fer­ence Tues­day, hear­ing dates in Au­gust were can­celled at Zdriluk’s re­quest be­cause of sched­ul­ing is­sues. The case has been resched­uled for the Sept. 11, 12, 14 and 15 at the Sher­a­ton Hamil­ton. Dates to hear about mo­tions re­lated to the cases have also been moved from June to July 20 and 21 at the Sher­a­ton Hamil­ton.

Ward 3 coun­cil­lor Matthew Green

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