Toronto G20 cop sentenced to 45 days in jail
More than three years after the fact, the courts are still busy settling scores from that one weekend in June 2010 when Barack Obama came to town and spied on everyone. (You may know it as the G20 Summit.)
The Canadian Press reports that Constable Babak Andalib-Goortani was sentenced to 45 days in jail for using excessive force on a protester named Adam Nobody. Justice Louise Botham found Andalib-Goortani’s claims that Nobody was resisting arrest to be unconvincing. The officer is out on $7500 bail pending an appeal.
It’s unusual for Toronto police officers to receive jail sentences for things they do while on duty. Constable Glenn Weddell, for instance, faced similar assault charges after a run-in with a protester during the G20 weekend, and was acquitted in May. The difference in Andalib-Goortani’s case? Maybe the fact that there was decent video of the assault. Call it iPhone justice.