Police reopen G20 investigation

Watchdog to look into use of excessive force

Ontario police are reopening an investigation into injuries sustained by Adam Nobody, 27, whose nose and cheekbone were broken by police officers during the G20 summit in Toronto this summer. Earlier, the director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) had said that there was a “probable excessive use of force” in Nobody’s case. Nobody is alleging he was assaulted by police twice during his arrest—one instance of which was captured on video by web developer John Bridge. Interestingly, the officer who arrested Nobody wasn’t wearing a badge that matched any of those issued by the Toronto Police Services. The Crown dropped the charges against Nobody in October, saying that the police didn’t have “reasonable probable grounds” to arrest him.

Toronto Star

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