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Long, drawn-out story of Adam Nobody lumbers towards disappointing conclusion

The Special Investigations Unit has announced it won’t be reopening its probe into the Adam Nobody case because that was, like, two years ago and move on, everybody. Okay, it didn’t say that exactly. Earlier this month, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director concluded that five officers should be charged for their use of unnecessary force when they arrested Nobody during the G20 summit. The problem now, according to the SIU, is that the information in the OIPRD report wouldn’t be admissible in court. For instance, according to the Toronto Star, one cop identified the five officers after looking at video and stills, but he said he couldn’t do the same in court without some clear photos for comparison. The SIU discovered that no such photos exist, which means Nobody is out of luck. Well, mostly: one cop, Babak Andalib-Goortani, has already been charged. One out of five ain’t bad, right? Right? Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »

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