The city of Toronto will never forget the mayhem that ensued three years ago, when the G20 Summit came to town and the downtown core was wrecked apart by overbearing police forces and demonstrators, some violent and acting with ill intention and others simply treated like they were.
What followed was the largest mass arrest in Canadian history, when more than 1,000 demonstrators were taken into custody, often forcefully, and held in pens before, most frequently, being released without charges.
Police tactics used during that weekend in June 2010 have been criticized, police actions have been questioned. And this week, a police officer was convicted for his actions.
One police officer.
Toronto police Const. Babak Andalib-Goortani was found guilty of assault with a weapon for the attack on demonstrator Adam Nobody, who was kicked, punched and beaten by a collection of officers while in a zone deemed to be a safe protest area.
Based strongly on video taken of the incident, Judge Louise BothamRead More »from Police actions at Toronto’s G20 Summit: Does one guilty verdict get justice served?