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Toronto cop recorded on video faces hearing over excessive force

Toronto cop recorded on video faces hearing over excessive force
From CTV - August 11, 2017

TORONTO - A disciplinary hearing will be held for a Toronto police sergeant after a civilian oversight agency found there were grounds to believe he used excessive force in stomping on and repeatedly Tasering a handcuffed man during an arrest earlier this year.

The Office of the Independent Police Review Director says Sgt. Eduardo Miranda was not justified in deploying his stun gun six times on a man who, on most of these occasions, was "prone face down on the ground and being physically controlled by four officers."

In a report into the January incident, the agency says Miranda's decision to stomp on the man's leg was "equally not justified as a response."

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