Trial Opens For Police Officer Charged In Alleged G20 Assault

Posted on Thursday, May 30 at 19:55 by NAUWATCH

 A Toronto man testified he was given no warning before he was beaten and arrested by police while taking photographs of mounted officers at a G20 protest three years ago.

A Toronto man testified he was given no warning before he was beaten and arrested by police while taking photographs of mounted officers at Queen’s Park at a G20 demonstration three years ago.

“As I was taking pictures, I was hit with a very significant impact on my right side,” Dorian Barton said Monday at the opening of the assault trial of Toronto police Const. Glenn Weddell — the first criminal trial of any officer charged in controversial policing of the 2010 Toronto G20 summit.

Weddell has pleaded not guilty to assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon.

read full article http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/05/27/trial_opens_for_police_officer_charged_in_alleged_g20_assault.html

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