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Former Barrie police officer pleads guilty in violent 2021 arrest captured on video

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The former Barry police officer, who was involved in a violent arrest that was filmed on video nearly two years ago, pleaded guilty to the assault just days after he resigned from the police force.

Jason Stamp filed a petition in court in Barry on Monday in connection with the February 4, 2021 Dunlop Street incident.

A video of the incident, posted on social media at the time, showed officers hitting a man in the head with what they believed to be a taser as he pinned him to the ground and threatened to “shoot the light.” increase. [him] Up. “

The man was eventually taken into custody and charged with causing disturbance and assault in an attempt to resist arrest.

However, after the video was released, then-Barry Police Chief Kimberly Greenwood called for an independent investigation into the arrest by Ontario police, which ultimately led to charges against Stamp.

Both Crown and the defense filed agreed-upon statements of fact as part of Stamp’s plea bargain.

The court heard that Stamp had witnessed a man named Skyler Kent skateboarding at an intersection on Dunlop Street and decided to stop him and issue a ticket.

The court was told after Kent directed several taunts against Stamp.

Skateboarders initially continued on their way after receiving their tickets. However, when Stamp tried to pull him over again, he wouldn’t stop, leading to an altercation.

Kent said on CTV News Barrie in 2001, “I thought he couldn’t pull me twice in a row, so I tried to keep going.”

In her decision, the judge called Stamp’s behavior “horrible and disgusting,” adding that it was “a gross breach of his duty as a police officer, whose duty is to protect the community.” .

She eventually gave him a conditional sentence of six months, including three months of house arrest.

The criminal case was closed after Stamp formally resigned from the Barry Police Department on Friday.

“Our officers hold themselves to the highest standards of professionalism and conduct in the performance of their duties. When officers become involved in situations that adversely affect public confidence, we share the concerns of the community and We appreciate your patience as the case moves through the justice system,” Barry Police Chief Rich Johnston said in a news release.Time.

Using files from CTV News Barrie.

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