Elspeth Lodge, National Post · Friday, Dec. 10, 2010
Toronto Police have identified 14 officers believed to have been involved or nearby during the controversial arrest of Adam Nobody during the G20 Summit in June. The names of the 14 officers have not been released to the public, but have been forwarded to the Special Investigations Unit, said police spokesman Mark Pugash. The SIU is looking into whether criminal charges should be laid in the case, which has garnered significant public attention. Video of the arrest of Mr. Nobody showed him being apprehended by riot police during a demonstration at Queen’s Park. The SIU deemed “excessive force” was used, but could not identify the officers involved. Stills from a video shot by an unnamed University of Toronto student, and published in the Toronto Star, show the face of an officer who appears to strike Mr. Nobody repeatedly with a baton.