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CanadaHalifax police officer found guilty of assaulting homeless man

17:46  12 june  2019
17:46  12 june  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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+ The trial of a Halifax Regional Police (HRP) officer who’s accused of assaulting a man at a homeless shelter and falsifying information in READ MORE: Halifax police officer pleads not guilty to assault , trial dates set. Nova Scotia’s police watchdog laid the charges against Basso on April 13

Halifax police constable Gary Basso is shown leaving Halifax provincial court Friday. He is on trial for assaulting a homeless man last February. Basso said he told the man he was under arrest for assaulting an officer and handcuffed him. Simard was taken to cells at Halifax police headquarters.

Halifax police officer found guilty of assaulting homeless man© THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan Const. Laurence Gary Basso heads from provincial court in Halifax on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.

A Halifax Regional Police (HRP) officer has been found guilty of assaulting a homeless man on Barrington Street on Feb. 25, 2018.

Justice Laurie Halfpenny-MacQuarrie delivered her ruling at Halifax Provincial Court on Wednesday, finding that Const. Laurence Gary Basso assaulted Patrice Simard.

READ MORE: Closing arguments heard in Halifax police officer’s assault trial

Nova Scotia’s police watchdog laid the charges against Basso on April 13, 2018, alleging that the officer, a 14-year veteran of HRP, assaulted Simard, 54, as he attempted to arrest him at the Metro Turning Point shelter in February.

Simard needed medical attention as a result of the alleged assault.

WATCH: HRP officer's assault trial continues in Halifax

Halifax Regional Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

More to come

Girl, 13, charged with assaulting police officer at Glowfair.
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