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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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A Halifax Regional Police officer has been found guilty of assaulting a homeless man outside a shelter in the city last year. Police contacted Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team in March 2018, after receiving information about an assault by a police officer on a man at the Metro Turning

A police officer in Canada was found guilty of assaulting a homeless man and using excessive force against him outside a homeless shelter last year.Shocking

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.

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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.

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

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