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Other Toronto officers charged after G20 summit

More than 1,000 people were detained by Toronto police over the weekend of the G20 summit in June 2010 in what is considered the largest mass arrest in this country’s history. Most were released without charge.

Thirty-four officers were charged, including the most senior officer Supt. David Fenton, whose misconduct case is being heard Wednesday.

Fourteen cases were dismissed, withdrawn or stayed. Seventeen are ongoing. Two constables have been found guilty of discreditable conduct arising out of the G20. And one officer has since died, Toronto police say.

Below are some of the accused officers and details about their cases:

  • Const. Babak Andalib-Goortani was convicted in September 2013 of assault with a weapon for using excessive force during the arrest of protester Adam Nobody on June 26, 2010, on the lawn of the Ontario legislature. He was sentenced on Dec. 9, 2013, to 45 days behind bars, though he was almost immediately granted bail pending an appeal.

Andalib-Goortani hit Nobody several times with his baton while the protester was already on the ground, surrounded by other officers in the process of arresting him. Nobody was offering minimal resistance and several other police officers were piled on top of him. The officer has shown no remorse for his actions, the judge said.

  • Const. Glenn Weddell, who faced criminal charges in the G20 protests, was found not guilty of assault in May 2013.
  • Insp. Gary Meissner, the second most senior officer to be charged, retired before a hearing could take place.
  • Const. Vincent Wong was found guilty of unlawfully arresting Jason Wall on June 27, 2010, at Yonge and Gerrard streets for wearing a bandana.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the total number of officers charged was 32.