The only Toronto Police officer convicted for their use of excessive force during the G20 conference back in 2010 won’t be fired. Instead, Constable Babak Andalib-Goortani has had 5 days pay taken off his paycheque.
That’s the price he will pay after he was found guilty of assaulting the protester known as Adam Nobody with his baton.
The judge, Lee Ferrier, decided that Andalib-Goortani has endured turmoil over the last five years since the encounter occurred. He was criminally convicted. His marriage fell apart. He lost his house. He’s been chained to the desk the last few years. His health has suffered.
Ferrier said that “In my view, a penalty of forfeiture of five days’ pay is the appropriate penalty.”
Do you agree with the judge’s decision? Read the entire decision HERE via the Toronto Star.
Do you think you would be given the same sentence if you assaulted somebody in a similar manner?