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A lawyer for the Toronto Star had argued that the public had a right to see a video that shows an assault inside a cell.
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A video of a violent arrest has been made public by order of a Toronto judge.

Last month, justice Donna Hackett ruled that four Toronto police officers had lied to cover up an assault on Curtis Young, who was arrested in 2012.

Hackett said that Young was being verbally abusive to the officers, but that their reaction was inappropriate.

A lawyer for the Toronto Star had argued that the public had a right to see a video that shows an assault inside a cell.

Lawyers for the police service and the province's special investigations unit opposed the release.

The Star reports that all parties agreed to the release today.

Young had been arrested for public intoxication but the charges were later dismissed.

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Toronto Star

A video of a violent arrest has been made public by order of a Toronto judge.

Last month, justice Donna Hackett ruled that four Toronto police officers had lied to cover up an assault on Curtis Young, who was arrested in 2012.

Hackett said that Young was being verbally abusive to the officers, but that their reaction was inappropriate.

A lawyer for the Toronto Star had argued that the public had a right to see a video that shows an assault inside a cell.

Lawyers for the police service and the province's special investigations unit opposed the release.

The Star reports that all parties agreed to the release today.

Young had been arrested for public intoxication but the charges were later dismissed.

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