Court says NRP officer used excessive force
A judge has ruled that an Niagara Regional Police officer used excessive force when arresting an extremely intoxicated man.
The arrest was made in August of 2106 behind a plaza on Thorold Stone Road.
Metroland Media reports the judge described the use of force as "unnecessary, disproportionate and unlawful.”
The 52-year-old man suffered a severe laceration to his cheek.
Sgt. Michael Baxter was found guilty of assault causing bodily harm.
He will be sentenced Feb. 7.