The trial of a Niagara police officer who was shot ten times by a fellow cop begins on Monday.
After an incident, Const. Nathan Parker was arrested and charged with assault with a firearm.
After being shot by a fellow officer during a confrontation, a Niagara Region police officer is scheduled to go on trial on Monday.
Officer Nathan Parker's trial before a judge in the Ontario Court of Justice gets underway at 10am in Hamilton, Canada on Monday.
Two Niagara Region police officers engaged in an unusual daytime brawl on Nov. 29, 2018.
A crew led by Parker, 55, was investigating an accident near the rural crossroads of Roland Road and Effingham Street in Pelham, Ont. Sgt. Shane Donovan of the crash reconstruction unit was part of the squad.
Among Parker's duties was directing traffic to a more direct path. A $2.5 million lawsuit filed by Donovan alleges Parker quit his post without consent. Her fiancée said Parker asked permission to use the restroom before leaving, but didn't receive an answer.
According to the lawsuit, Donovan confronted Parker when he returned about leaving his post. During an altercation, Donovan shot Parker ten times in self-defense, according to Donovan.
Parker's nose was grazed by a bullet. Others slammed him in the leg, shoulder, and abdomen. Severe injuries prompted Parker to be airlifted to the hospital.
Donovan was first charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and assault with a weapon in connection with the shooting by Ontario's Special Investigations Unit. That's why they dropped the charges, claiming that there was no realistic chance of convicting anyone on them.
With regard to Parker's involvement in this altercation, he was charged with aggravated assault.
He has been the subject of four disciplinary proceedings as a result of public complaints about his overly violent behavior. The Police Services Act has resulted in three convictions.
St. Catharines, Ontario, was originally slated to be the site of his trial.
Parker is represented by Toronto attorneys Joseph Markson and Kate Robertson, while the Crown Law Office in Toronto is in charge of prosecution.