Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Toronto police draw straws, select a one Const. Babak Andalib-Goortani as scape goat

Guess Const. Babak Andalib-Goortani didn't pay his union dues.

A Toronto police officer has been arrested and charged with assaulting a protester during the G20 summit in June.

It is the first arrest of a police officer in connection with allegations of the use of excessive force during the summit.

Const. Babak Andalib-Goortani was charged Tuesday with assault with a weapon. The charges relate to the treatment of Adam Nobody by police on the evening of June 26, said a statement released Tuesday by the province's Special Investigations Unit.

...The SIU reopened its investigation and soon announced it had received two more videos of Nobody's arrest and Toronto police had provided investigators with the names of 15 officers who might have been in the vicinity or involved in the arrest.

The SIU singled out three of those officers, but they refused to give statements. The other 12 officers said they could not identify the officers in the video.

Toronto police then provided the name of one more witness police officer, who identified one of the three officers as Andalib-Goortani, according to the SIU.

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