Kayla Borden's lawyer launches online fundraiser for her Police Review Board appeal

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The lawyer of a young Black woman has started a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for her appeal at the Nova Scotia Police Review Board.

In July 2020, Kayla Borden was driving home to Dartmouth after visiting a cousin in Bedford when she said she was pulled over, swarmed by six police officers, handcuffed, and placed under arrest before being released. Speaking with El Jones shortly following the incident, Borden said:

Borden said she was then told she had been driving without her lights on, to which she says she immediately disputed. She says one of the officers told her: “We were on a high speed chase with a white guy in a Toyota.” Borden was driving a Dodge Avenger.

After filing a complaint, an internal investigation in December 2020 found no wrongdoing on the part of the police. Borden has filed an appeal that is expected to be heard this December by the Nova Scotia Police Review Board.

This past June, Zane Woodford reported:

As Woodford reported, in a written submission, Borden's lawyer, Devin Maxwell, argued the scope of the hearing should consider more than just the conduct of Martin and Meisner:

Last week, Maxwell started a GoFundMe campaign with a goal set at $25,000 to help Borden with her appeal. On the GoFundMe page, Maxwell wrote:

Matthew Byard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Halifax Examiner

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