James Bishop suing Toronto police and YMCA over ‘violent’ arrest
Published on Saturday July 07, 2012
Video: Arrest of James Bishop for trespassing
On Jan, 11, 2011, Toronto police were called to the Scarborough YMCA after a complaint by staff involving James Bishop, a suspended gym member who was playing basketball with his son. The ensuing arrest was captured on a YMCA security camera.
A YouTube video of the arrest of a Toronto man on a basketball court by five Toronto police officers — showing multiple baton and elbow blows — has generated 48,000 views and nearly 500 comments, both pro- and anti-police.
Since the video was posted last July, many simply wonder what the man must have done to deserve such an arrest.
The man — black, with dreadlocks tied back, and dressed for the court in white shorts and T-shirt — is seen corralling the ball after a missed shot when four officers surround him. After some discussion that can’t be heard in the soundless video, they take him down.read more