Senior Toronto police officer found guilty on G20 charges

A senior Toronto police officer has been found guilty of three charges of unnecessary exercise of authority and discreditable conduct related to the G20 “kettling” incidents in 2010.

At a Toronto Police Service tribunal Tuesday morning, Superintendent Mark Fenton, the officer in charge of Toronto Police resources on the ground during the G20 protests in downtown Toronto, was found guilty of two charges of unnecessary exercise of authority at Toronto’s Novotel Hotel and at the intersection of Queen Street and Spadina Avenue – the sites of two mass arrests in June, 2010.

Supt. Fenton was also found guilty of one charge of discreditable conduct in the Queen and Spadina incident, where more 200 people – including innocent bystanders – were held in the rain for hours.