The Court of Appeal relied on its earlier decision in R. v. Feeney,  O.J. No. 4464 (C.A.). Feeney involved four court officers with the Toronto Police Service who were convicted of assaulting a prisoner in the cells of Old City Hall courthouse. The officers had viciously assaulted the victim after handcuffing and shackling him because he had spilled his juice on one of the officers. As in Byrne, the officers attempted to cover up what they had done including falsifying reports.
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