Trial to determine if police officer assaulted soldier

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Caissa
Trial to determine if police officer assaulted soldier

The trial of a New Brunswick police officer charged with assault began in a Fredericton courtroom on Monday.

Fredericton police Const. Stephen Stafford is accused of using excessive force during the arrest of an off-duty soldier outside Sweetwaters nightclub in July 2009.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/11/01/nb-stafford-assault-trial-begin.html#ixzz143bu3evu

Caissa

A Quebec soldier who has accused a Fredericton police officer of assaulting him testified at the officer's trial Wednesday.

Luc Begin, a soldier from Valcartier, Que., was teaching at the infantry school at CFB Gagetown when he was arrested while off duty outside a downtown Fredericton nightclub in July 2009.

Const. Stephen Stafford is accused of using excessive force during the arrest.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/11/03/nb-police-soldier-trial-day-three.html#ixzz14FLJUEYr

Caissa

A Fredericton Police officer's repeated kneeing of a soldier in the back outside a nightclub was "over the top," a RCMP expert testified on Tuesday.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2011/02/15/nb-stafford-assault-trial-513.html#ixzz1E3BGp1NT

Le T Le T's picture

If only the families of the thousands of people that soldier boy has directly and indirectly killed had the opportunity for a trial.

I guess now that he understands the abuse of power that is inherent in these paramilitary and military testosterone fuelled fascist gangs he will be quiting the army.

Slumberjack

[quote=Le T] I guess now that he understands the abuse of power that is inherent in these paramilitary and military testosterone fuelled fascist gangs he will be quiting the army. [/quote]

I should get around to doing just that once and for all one of these days.

Caissa

The trial of a Fredericton police officer charged with assault was adjourned temporarily Wednesday morning just as witnesses for the defence were to be called.

Crown Prosecutor Gabriel Bourgeois asked for the adjournment until later in the day, saying "certain issues have come up that are of a serious nature and some decisions have to be made."

Defence lawyer T.J. Burke then dismissed the paramedic and the doorman who were scheduled to testify Wednesday.

Court is scheduled to reconvene Wednesday afternoon.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2011/02/16/nb-stafford-assault-trial-adjourn.html#ixzz1E91Ia7YO

Caissa

A Fredericton, N.B., police officer accused of assaulting an off-duty Canadian soldier took the stand in his own defence Thursday.

A bystander filmed Const. Stephen Stafford kneeing Luc Begin in the back several times outside a downtown nightclub in the summer of 2009.

Begin was being arrested and Stafford told the court he was trying to help other officers in a dangerous situation.

Stafford testified he had been driving by Sweetwaters club when he noticed another patrol car parked at an unusual angle over the curb. He stopped his car and walked toward the crowd, which he described as agitated.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2011/02/17/nb-cop-testifies-at-trial.html#ixzz1EJYTokar

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Caissa

A New Brunswick police officer charged with assaulting an off-duty Canadian soldier during an arrest acted appropriately, according to a use-of-force expert who testified Friday.

Fredericton Const. Stephen Stafford is accused of assaulting Luc Begin while arresting him for obstruction outside a downtown bar in the summer of 2009

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2011/04/01/nb-police-a...

Caissa

Fredericton Police officer Stephen Stafford found not guilty on assault charge involving arrest of soldier Luc Begin in the summer of 2009.

A bystander filmed Stafford kneeing Luc Begin in the back several times outside a downtown nightclub in the summer of 2009.

Begin was being arrested and Stafford told the court in February 2011 he was trying to help other officers in a dangerous situation.

Stafford testified he had been driving by Sweetwaters club when he noticed another patrol car parked at an unusual angle over the curb. He stopped his car and walked toward the crowd, which he described as agitated.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2011/06/06/nb-stafford...