Po­lice search for ‘dan­ger­ous’ 16-year-old

Hamil­ton force takes rare step in re­leas­ing name of youth charged with mur­der

Toronto Star - - NEWS - HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

Hamil­ton po­lice have taken the un­usual step of nam­ing a youth charged with mur­der who has breached her bail con­di­tions.

Po­lice were given a judge’s au­tho­riza­tion to re­lease the iden­tity of Olivia Hall-Davis, 16 — and a photo of her — for a short pe­riod of time only, de­spite the Youth Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Act that pro­hibits the pub­li­ca­tion of in­for­ma­tion that would iden­tify a young per­son’s in­volve­ment in the crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem.

The spe­cial au­tho­riza­tion was given “as there is rea­son to be­lieve she is dan­ger­ous to her­self and oth­ers, and pub­li­ca­tion of the in­for­ma­tion is nec­es­sary to as­sist the po­lice in ap­pre­hend­ing her,” po­lice said in a state­ment re­leased Wed­nes­day.

Hall-Davis is one of three youths charged with se­cond-de­gree mur­der in Hamil­ton after Mis­sis­sauga res­i­dent Hay­der Qasim-Rushdi, 33, drove to a city gas sta­tion on April 28 suf­fer­ing from life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

Rushdi was taken to hospi­tal from the Pioneer Gas Sta­tion on Up­per Cen­ten­nial Park­way. He died of his in­juries two days later.

As a re­sult of their in­ves­ti­ga­tion, Hamil­ton po­lice ar­rested and charged three youths with sec­ond­de­gree mur­der.

Hall-Davis, one of them, was re­leased on bail on Sept. 6 and was un­der strict bail con­di­tions, one of which was to re­side with a surety in Toronto.

Two weeks ago, on Oct. 25, Hal­lDavis breached her bail con­di­tions and is cur­rently wanted by Toronto po­lice for do­ing so.

Po­lice be­lieve she is still some­where in Toronto and are ask­ing for the pub­lic’s as­sis­tance in lo­cat­ing her.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact Hamil­ton po­lice at 905546-4925 or Toronto po­lice at 416808-1200.

To give in­for­ma­tion anony­mously, con­tact Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477 or crimestop­per­shamil­ton.com

HAMIL­TON PO­LICE SER­VICE

Po­lice were given a judge’s au­tho­riza­tion to re­lease the iden­tity of Olivia Hall-Davis.

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