A senior Toronto police officer, Superintendent Mark Fenton, who issued the orders to illegally “kettle” hundreds of people during the 2010 G20 summit, will not be fired or demoted for his actions.
Supt. Mark Fenton was found guilty last summer of two counts of unlawful arrest and one count of discreditable under the province’s Police Services Act. But at a police tribunal hearing Wednesday, retired judge John Hamilton ruled that Fenton did not have adequate training to be the incident commander in the situation he faced.
Fenton’s public apology was “a genuine indication of remorse,” said Hamilton, adding that the findings of misconduct against Fenton are a “black mark on an otherwise commendable career.”
Toronto Sun journalist, Joe Warmington, who was culled during the event, offers his perspective on the verdict, with host Kelly Cutrara.