The Canadian PressOctober 29, 2013 14:03
TORONTO - A cyclist detained by police on the weekend of the tumultuous G20 summit had only himself to blame for a stop that lasted 19 minutes instead of three or four minutes, a disciplinary tribunal heard Tuesday.
Given all the circumstances, Const. Ryan Simpson acted reasonably and legally in stopping, handcuffing, searching and placing Nicholas Wright in the back of a cruiser, the officer's lawyer argued.
While the detention may not have been by the book, lawyer Alan Gold said, Simpson had no "moral culpability" in doing what he did.