TORONTO, Ont. – A judge has acquitted a Toronto Drug Squad constable of assault after an incident seven years ago.
Constable Gerrard Arula-Nandam was accused of assault causing bodily harms and uttering threats against 29-year-old Shayne Fisher.
Fisher testified he suffered a fractured rib, perforated eardrum and swollen eye when seven officers executed a search warrant at a friend’s house.
The judge said difficulties with the Crown case left enough reasonable doubt to Arula-Nandam’s guilt that an acquittal was in order.
She was, however, concerned with what she called the drug squad’s behaviour and lack of truthfulness.