Day two of a sentencing hearing for a Toronto Police Superintendent convicted last year on charges related to the 2010 G20 Summit, will get underway on Thursday.
It’s thought lawyers for Supt. David (Mark) Fenton will argue that a reprimand is sufficient punishment for the 27 year veteran of the force.
Meanwhile, the prosecution pushed for a year long demotion on the first day of proceedings, while complainants who were placed under arrest during the protest are calling for Fenton to lose his job.
Fenton was found guilty in 2015 of discreditable conduct and ordering unlawful arrests during the event.
Officers in full riot-gear used “kettling” tactics to surround and arrest hundreds of protesters; the majority were never charged.
A sentence is expected to be handed down by retired justice John Hamilton in about a month’s time.
The hearing comes about a week after The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled two G20 class-action lawsuits could proceed.
***With files from Tina Trigiani