A Toronto police officer who gave the order to “kettle” protesters during the G20 summit in 2010 has been found guilty of one charge of discreditable conduct and two charges of unnecessary exercise of authority.
The decision was made at a disciplinary hearing today.
Supt. Mark Fenton was in charge on June 26 and 27, 2010, when police officers used the “kettling” tactic to surround and arrest hundreds of protesters.
The hearing began back in November and Fenton had pleaded not guilty to all 5 charges he was facing under the Police Services Act.
The arrests were the largest mass arrest in Canadian peacetime history and most of the protesters were never charged.