Update: see previous posts – October 22, 2013 DiManno: Unlike Some Policemen, a Videotape Doesn’t Lie, October 18, 2013 Barrie Police Constable Receives One (1) Year Jail Sentence for Assault, June 22, 2013 Barrie: Police Constable Jason Nevill Found Guilty of Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Fabricating Evidence and Obstructing Justice
A Barrie police officer convicted in the brutal assault of a man in a shopping mall parking lot has resigned from the force.
Const. Jason Nevill’s letter of resignation, submitted through his legal counsel, was accepted by Chief Kimberley Greenwood late Thursday, police said in a statement released on Friday.
Nevill is no longer employed by the Barrie Police Service, the police statement said.
“My feeling is, he’s done the right thing — for the first time,” Barrie Police Insp. Dave Hossack said.
Nevill was convicted on Oct. 17 for assault causing bodily harm and was sentenced to a one-year jail sentence with six months to be served concurrently for fabricating evidence.
On Nov. 20, 2010, Nevill responded to a mischief call at Bayfield Mall.
Jason Stern, 25, and his friends were leaving the mall around 1 a.m. after a bowling session when one friend jumped up and broke an overhead Christmas decoration. When Stern went back inside the mall to retrieve his forgotten wallet, he was stopped by two security guards, who called police.
Upon his arrival, Nevill arrested and brutally beat Stern. Stern was then charged with being drunk in public and assaulting police. A video of the altercation surfaced months later and the charges against Stern were dropped.
After the conviction, Greenwood brought five Police Services Act charges against Nevill, including discreditable conduct, deceit and unlawful use of authority.