A Toronto police officer convicted of assaulting a protester during the G20 summit has been sentenced to 45 days in prison.
Const. Babak Andalib-Goortani was convicted in September of assault
with a weapon for using excessive force during the arrest of protester
Adam Nobody on June 26, 2010.
The Crown had called for a “short, sharp sentence of imprisonment” to
send a message that those who abuse their positions of public trust and
authority “will be dealt with severely.”
Andalib-Goortani’s lawyer, Harry Black, had asked for the officer to receive an absolute discharge.