UPDATE - February 3/2011[/i]
Constable Babak Andalib-Goortani has been charged a second time for an alleged assault on a citizen from the G20 summit in June 2010. The full story can be read HERE in the Globe and Mail.
This is the account of blogger Wyndham Bettencourt-McCarthy
for Torontoist when she filed here complaint with the authorities, at the time she did not know who the officer was that injured her.UPDATE - January 29/2011
[/i] - Joe Thomson, 34, one of the first charged in the G20 was released yesterday again on bail with very strict conditions. As reported in the Toronto Star
it wasn't his first time in jail and he has been no angel but his treatment at Torontonomo Bay,
Detention Centre was very unpleasant after he was allegedly assaulted by police. He has been in and out of jail since June 2010 for breaching his unreasonable bail conditions
since he was told and agreed to not attend any protests/marches while on bail which he agrees he breached. He is to attend court on the charges in August 2011.
To see all my stories on G20 - CLICK HERE.CLICK HERE
for a ton of stories about the G20 in The Toronto Star.
UPDATE - January 24/2011[/i]Andalib-Goortrani was in court today but it was just put over to another date. Question - Why has his police booking picture not been released to the media, as we see everyday when anyone else is arrested on the front page of our daily newspapers.
He along with other officers are alleged to have beaten Mr. Nobody for no apparent reason and alleged that he had a weapon and was later denounced by Police Chief Bill Blair.
In a recently released statement from the SIU they said, "There are reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offense in connection with the arrest of Adam Nobody on June 26th," said SIU director Ian Scott. Chief Blair had also claimed when the video was released that his "forensic people had checked it and found it to be doctored, and was significantly tampered with and fabricated." which he later retracted and gave a full apology to Mr. Nobody.
Mr Nobody alleges the officers attacked and beat him and broke his nose and cheekbone and then plain clothes officers took him behind a police van outside the scope of public cameras and beat him again, but no accounts of this beating have been confirmed.
Officer Andalib-Goortani was also not wearing his nametag during the alleged assault nor was he wearing it when a Global TV crew from Toronto approached him during the events near the 15 foot security fence downtown. Global-Toronto
has a video of an interview he had with the reporter and cameraman with gas masks and was told "they are not allowed" and yet the police had them hanging from the sides of their uniforms. The reporters only had them because their employers provided them and they were confiscating masks from protesters and media.[/img]
It's not clear why the police were allowed to have them and not citizens. It was not the protesters who were setting off tear gas, it was clearly the police who shot tear gas near the temporary Detention Centre, dubbed "Torontonomo Bay"
by the protesters where over 1000 people were held and then released without charges. Less than 100 people are still facing any charges.[/img]
The investigation by the SIU was considered over, a few weeks ago but was reopened once the video surfaced and now they say the same thing, in regard to whether the Adam Nobody case is closed. SIU spokesman Frank Phillips said,
"at this point, yes. But this time is the same as the last time. If we get new material evidence then the investigation could be reopened."
It appears that this whole G20 investigation is far from over and it is unknown whether Andalib-Goortani will turn states evidence and identify the other officers responsible for this terrible act. He will attend court on the charges on Jan 24/2011 at College Park courts in Toronto. @dandmb50
- Isn't it strange that the TPS has several officers asking for input from the public to send in photos and videos of any alleged assaults from the protesters, and yet when they have been looking through these videos and pictures the police never identified the police assaulting the citizens?
Well in fairness, another citizen group did the same thing and their purpose was to identify police officers they felt were abusing the public. They have pictures on their website of officers, like the "crazy lady" who has yet to be identified, and you can still go there and help find these bad cops who overstepped their authority.
It can be found HERE
it's called G20 Justice ... http://g20justice.com[/img]
G20 Justice is looking for identification of this officer, called "CRAZY lady cop."
It's the G20 "most wanted cop list of those assaulting the citizens, why did the police not identify their own?Daniel ... Toronto, CANADA[/i][/color]
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