Insider: After a man spat in a cop’s mouth, they were both found guilty of assault

July 21, 2017

In Episode 20 of The Hamilton Spectator's Newsroom Insider, host Natalie Paddon talks to reporter Nicole O'Reilly about the sentencing of a Hamilton police officer charged with assault.

In April 2015, Constable Kudo Park responded to a call about a man walking down King Street East, swinging a knife and walking a dog. When he came upon the scene, he found Thomas Schonberger already handcuffed and approached to offer assistance.

That's when Schonberger spit in Park's mouth without warning or provocation and Park responded with "one quick jab," followed by two more punches after Schonberger was taken to the ground.

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