Police Beating Case Settles

TORONTO - January 24, 2003 - The trial of Thomas Kerr’s action against the Toronto Police Service and nine officers arising from a beating sustained on August 21, 1996 commenced on November 27, 2002. After six weeks of evidence from Mr. Kerr, civilian witnesses, emergency personnel and internal affairs officers before Mr. Justice Paul Rivard of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, a settlement was reached today providing for the payment to Mr. Kerr of an undisclosed amount. Barry Swadron and Nils Riis represented Mr. Kerr at trial.

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