Toronto Star



Police officers rarely end up being sentenced to jail time — but there are some recent exceptions. Det. Const. Robert Hansen — In June the Hamilton police officer was sentenced to five years in prison for offences including perjury and obstructio­n of justice. He is currently on bail pending appeal. Const. Carlton Watson — The Peel Regional Police officer was sentenced to five years in jail for 42 charges of fraud, breach of trust and obstructio­n of justice in 2015. He is on bail pending appeal. Const. Scott Heron — In November 2015, the Niagara Regional Police officer was sentenced to four months in jail for his role in a largescale cheese smuggling operation. Const. Babak Andalib-Goortani — The only police officer to be convicted for excessive use of force when arresting a protester during the G20 demonstrat­ions was sentenced to 45 days in jail in December 2013. After an appeal, his sentence was reduced to a year of probation and 75 hours of community service. John Schertzer, Steven Correia, Ned Maodus, Joesph Miched and Raymond Pollard — The officers were convicted of attempting to obstruct justice and sentenced to 45 days of house arrest in 2012. In 2015, the Court of Appeal increased their sentences to three years in prison but did not require the men to serve the additional time. Const. Mandip Sandhu — The Toronto police officer was sentenced to 15 months in jail in 2013 for sexual assaulting a masseuse while inspecting the massage parlour for appropriat­e licensing. His sentence was upheld by the Superior Court and he went into custody in 2015.

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