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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 on Barrington Street on Feb. 25, 2018. Justice Laurie Halfpenny-MacQuarrie delivered her ruling at Halifax Provincial Court on Wednesday, finding that Const.

A Halifax Regional Police (HRP) officer has been found guilty of assaulting a homeless man on Barrington Street on Feb. HALIFAX —A Halifax police officer has denied using excessive force in a 2018 incident that left a homeless man injured.

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.

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