facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search

Toronto police officer found guilty of assaulting G20 protester

Sept. 12, 2013 at 3:57 PM   |   Comments

1 of 5
| License Photo
TORONTO, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A Toronto police officer was found guilty of assault with a weapon in the arrest of a protester at the 2010 G20 summit, court officials said.

Judge Louise Botham said the officer, Constable Babak Andalib-Goortani, was "not entitled to use unlimited force to effect an arrest," the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. Thursday.

Government prosecutors had argued the officer had "lashed out" at protester Adam Nobody during a demonstration June 26, 2010, in front of the Ontario legislature.

Nobody was tackled by police. Prosecutors said Andalib-Goortani hit Nobody with a baton after he was already on the ground.

Andalib-Goortani said he administered the blow because Nobody was resisting.

Topics: G20
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
5-year-old girl in Idaho shot dead by another 5-year-old
2
Bachmann: Obama wants to use child immigrants for medical experiments
3
Japan gives naval patrol boats to Vietnam
4
Bertha, second named storm of Atlantic hurricane season, heads for Caribbean
5
U.S. gifts $8 million to Ukraine for border protection
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback