Police Officer Charged in Connection with G20 Assault
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Police Officer Charged in Connection with G20 Assault

G20/POLICING This morning, the Toronto Star published the name of the police officer who has been at the centre of a revolving door of SIU investigations looking into the assault of a Toronto man during the G20. Dorian Barton was taken to hospital with a broken arm and multiple bruises after being tackled by police, and though many other officers were on the scene at the time, none had come forward to identify the one who allegedly hit him. The SIU and the police more generally have come under harsh criticism for the so-called “wall of blue,” the practice of protecting fellow officers and failing to cooperate with investigations. Today, on the basis of the badge number discernible in enlarged photos of the scene, the Star alleged that Police Constable Glenn Weddell was the officer responsible for the attack on Barton. Weddell has now been charged with assault causing bodily harm.

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