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Women claim cops made sexual threats

Some women arrested during the G20 summit are alleging police madesexual threats and used sexually charged language against them whilethey were in detention.

Some women arrested during the G20 summit are alleging police made sexual threats and used sexually charged language against them while they were in detention.

The allegations were made in two video testimonials played at a media conference Thursday organized by the Toronto Community Mobilization Network in Toronto. One of the women, Amy Miller, said she was detained for about 13 hours in a cell where she was threatened by police.

“I was told I was going to be raped,” said Miller, an independent journalist reporting for the Toronto-based Alternative Media Centre during the June 26-27 summit.

The other woman, Lacy MacAuley, described a police officer sitting on her pelvic area and using “sexually charged” terms that she didn’t want to repeat out loud.

When contacted about the allegations Toronto police spokeswoman Meaghan Gray encouraged anybody who feels they have been mistreated by a police officer to file a complaint with the office of the independent review director.

The police is not responding to individual allegations, Gray said, adding there are several disciplinary actions that could be put in place if an officer is found guilty of a serious complaint.