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Toronto - Canada
A Toronto police constable found guilty last year of punching a motorist and squeezing his testicles twice has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.
The defence suggested the assaults occurred “in the heat of the moment” during a search around 1 a.m. in a high-crime area.
The judge discounted that, saying Marji “wanted to impress his sergeant.”
Court had heard that Marji was a high performer on TAVIS (Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy), which has a rapid-response team dedicated to rooting out drugs and guns in high-risk areas.
Evidence presented in court showed Marji punched the driver in the face and slammed his head on a police cruiser. He also grabbed the driver twice by the testicles and squeezed so hard as to elicit screams of pain.
Police suspected the victim of being involved in drug activity because he was carrying two cellphones when he was pulled over on Lawrence Ave. E., just west of Jane St., an area known for violent gang activity.
It was later learned that the victim, a 21-year-old university student, was a cellphone sales representative.
This officer was just convicted of assault and sexual assault for his treatment of a suspect. Apparently he suspected the person because they were carrying two cell phones in a high crime neighborhood.
It later turned out that the suspect was a cell phone representative. I know many, and many of them have more than one phone. As do other people who keep business and personal lines, which is not that strange in today's society.
Originally posted by captaintyinknots
Not good enough. If it were a civillian, they would be facing 10-15 for aggravated assault and sexual assault.
This will be used as an example of a cop not getting away with it....but he really did. 30 days? you can get more than that for smoking a joint.
that's simply not true. There are many, many jobs that one cannot hold if they are arrested. Cops aren't the only one who have their careers on the line when they break the law.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
A normal citizen would likely get more time for it, yeah...but they wouldn't be losing a career and any way to do anything related to it. A normal person wouldn't be losing a pension. (I sure hope someone doesn't find info that this isn't true and he is actually keeping his job somehow)
I'm not saying he shouldn't have gotten more... He should have. I'm thinking it's cost him more than 30 days in jail though. Considerably more. That is something, anyway.edit on 16-2-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by boncho
I was under the impression our neighbors to the north in blue were a lot more restricted with that type of policing than we are in the US IE police in the US would be more prone to come to that conclusion and act than in Canada..
I thought Canada has a higher standard when it comes to that type of police action.. Im not all that familiar with thier operations so if im wrong let me know..
Kind of reminds me of the NYPF stop and frisk program, which I dont see how its even legal, but then again it is the Democractic Peoples Rupublic of New York.
Originally posted by PsykoOps
Lucky he wasn't a cell phone sales person with a passion for photography studying constitutional law. A camera, multiple cell phones and a copy of the constitution would've probably gotten him shipped to Gitmo by these standards.
Originally posted by PsykoOps
Canada doesn't have a constitution? I'm not that familiar with them. All I know about Canada is that for every quiz show question the right answer is Canada.