Hamilton police ACTION officers not guilty in fake ticket trial

A judge has acquitted four Hamilton police officers accused of writing fake tickets.

The verdict in the trial of four members of the service's high-profile ACTION team came Friday, the latest step in a legal saga that began with the discovery of paper tickets in a Hamilton Police Service shredder in September 2014.

Five officers were charged with faking tickets, and four of them elected to have their case heard together: Constables Bhupesh Gulati, Dan Williams, Stephen Travale and Shawn Smith. The officers appeared visibly relieved as Justice Pamela Borghesan deemed them not guilty, count by count.