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A Barrie police officer was captured on video delivering repeated blows to a man’s head as he lay pinned facedown on the ground with his arms behind his back — all because of a broken Christmas ornament.
The troubling video, which was played in court on Wednesday, shows Const. Jason Nevill speaking to the man and then suddenly beating him to the ground.
Nevill is now on trial, charged with assault causing bodily harm, fabricating the evidence against the victim and obstruction of justice
Originally posted by Tylerknight
Hello from Canada!
I am from Orillia, Ontario which is about a half hour north of Barrie, which in turn is about 45 minutes north of Toronto Ontario. I heard about this not too long ago and was absolutely disgusted that something like this happened so close to home!
The worst part about it was this was the officer's second case of beating a suspect. He better get a lot more than a slap on the wrist for this one.
(visit the link for the full news article)edit on 8-2-2013 by Tylerknight because: Forgot to include Canada
Originally posted by anthbes
reply to post by jude11
I couldn't agree more, its unfortunate that it usually goes the exact opposite. If you are willing to take on the responsibility of serving and protecting, well, when you don't serve and protect the punishment should be severe.
Originally posted by jude11
Police should not only be held to the same standards as civilians but should actually be held to a much higher standard because of their position. When this happens there should never even be a question as to the punishment...same as any civilian and perhaps even a little more for breaching the public's trust that they were given to uphold.