In 2013, George Knia Singh, then a law student at Osgoode Hall Law School, filed a freedom of information request for any records Toronto police might have about him. He received 57 pages of documentation detailing his many encounters with Toronto officers. But Singh has never been criminally charged, let alone convicted. When Singh was denied a ride-along request with Toronto police officers — part of his criminal law class — because of his police record, he knew something needed to change.