A Guelph police officer won’t be spending any time in jail despite pleading guilty to assaulting a teenager. In September 2016, PC Corey McArthur smashed a 17-year-old in the face with a brutal elbow strike. The teen who was handcuffed to a bed at Guelph General Hospital suffered a deep cut that required stiches.

The incident was reported after the Guelph hospital reviewed security video. McArthur was initially charged with assault causing bodily harm but later pled guilty to a lesser charge.

Despite this being his “third” assault he was given a conditional discharge today, with a maximum probation of 3 years and 240 hours of community service. The judge believed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) played a role in McArthur’s assault.

What do you think? Should McArthur be getting off so lightly?

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