Lawyer: Cops should probe jailhouse beating

Scott MacIntyre appears in an Old City Hall courtroom. (PAM DAVIES/Toronto Sun files)

Scott MacIntyre appears in an Old City Hall courtroom. (PAM DAVIES/Toronto Sun files)

CHRIS DOUCETTE and SAM PAZZANO, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:53 PM ET

TORONTO -- The lawyer representing Scott MacIntyre in a $1.5-million civil suit is calling for a criminal investigation into the 2012 jailhouse beating his client endured -- an attack the suit alleges was ordered by Rob Ford.

In the lawsuit filed Wednesday, the 47-year-old convicted drug dealer claims he was viciously attacked by a former Don Bosco football player while serving 10 months in Metro West Detention Centre for threatening the mayor in his home.

"There should be a criminal investigation and if police develop reasonable and probable grounds, then charges should be laid," MacIntyre's lawyer Sean Dewart said Thursday.

His client alleges he was repeatedly warned by Aedan Petros, 22, who was locked up for a home invasion, to keep his mouth shut about Ford's drug and alcohol problems.


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