Adam Nobody, the protester at the centre of an investigation into alleged police misconduct during the G20 summit last summer, says he’s glad one officer has been charged, but wonders why more officers in the area during his violent arrest haven’t been held to account.
Constable Babak Andalib-Goortani was charged with assault with a weapon on Tuesday.
The province’s Special Investigations Unit says its investigators have identified two other officers involved in the alleged beating of Nobody at Queen’s Park on June 26. But without the help of witnesses, the agency can’t lay any more charges in connection to the arrest that was filmed and posted on YouTube.
A dozen cops have been deemed witness officers and when asked by the SIU, none could identify themselves or their colleagues in G20 footage.
Nobody claims he was injured during his arrest and alleges he was beaten again by plainclothes officers beside a police van. He and his lawyer are asking Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair to assist the SIU in identifying the other officers involved.
With files from the Canadian Press.