A former Montreal police officer has been given a one-year suspended sentence and 60 hours of community work for assaulting a member of the public. The sentence handed down in Montreal this afternoon for Stefanie Trudeau is what the Crown had been seeking.

Her lawyer wanted an absolute discharge.

Trudeau was found guilty last February of assaulting Serge Lavoie in 2012.

She is appealing the conviction.

Trudeau’s arrest of Lavoie was caught on video and showed her keeping him in a chokehold as she forced him down stairs.