New court date for officer charged in G20 incident
Video images released on Dec. 7, 2010 show the arrest of Adam Nobody during a G20 summit demonstration on June 26, 2010.
Published Monday, January 24, 2011 12:19PM EST
Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2012 3:45AM EDT
The lawyer for a Toronto police officer accused in an alleged attack on a G20 Summit demonstrator appeared in court on Monday to have the case delayed until next month.
A lawyer representing Const. Babak Andalib-Goortani appeared in a College Park courtroom on Monday to have the case put over until Feb. 28.
The officer was charged in December, after Ontario's Special Investigations Unit concluded an investigation into complaints made by protester Adam Nobody.
Nobody claimed he suffered a fractured eye and other injuries after being roughed up by officers at the Ontario legislature on June 26.
YouTube video had been shot of the incident, in which Nobody is seen being swarmed and at least one officer can be seen making a punching motion.
Andalib-Goortani was charged with assault with a weapon. He is the only officer to face charges stemming from the G20 Summit.
More than 1,000 people were arrested during the G20 Summit held in Toronto in June.
Nobody made a second complaint about being taken away and beaten by two plainclothes officers after his initial arrest. The SIU said it has further investigated that allegation and hasn't found enough corroborative evidence to warrant the laying of a charge.