BARRIE, Ont. — A police officer sentenced Thursday to a year in jail is now suspended without pay, Chief Kimberley Greenwood said Friday.
Const. Jason Nevill had been on paid suspension since being charged with beating up a man at the Bayfield Mall almost three years ago.
Greenwood denounced the officer — who was convicted of assault causing bodily harm, obstructing justice and fabricating evidence in his notes to make the innocent victim look guilty — and said his future employment will be dealt with in a coming Police Act hearing.
Nevill's victim, Jason Stern, then 25, was charged with assaulting the officer and faced two years in prison until his lawyer obtained a video showing in graphic detail how he was beaten while his hands were cuffed behind his back on Nov. 20, 2010.
Stern suffered a concussion and several cuts and bruises, and still suffers from the head injury.