Barrie officer seen punching man in head on video

Jason Stern was allegedly beaten up by Barrie Police officer Const. Jason Nevill.

Jason Stern was allegedly beaten up by Barrie Police officer Const. Jason Nevill.

Tracy McLaughlin, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:34 PM ET

A Barrie police officer was captured on video delivering repeated blows to a man’s head as he lay pinned facedown on the ground with his arms behind his back — all because of a broken Christmas ornament.

The troubling video, which was played in court on Wednesday, shows Const. Jason Nevill speaking to the man and then suddenly beating him to the ground.

Nevill is now on trial, charged with assault causing bodily harm, fabricating the evidence against the victim and obstruction of justice.

The beating was caught on the mall security video which shows Nevill repeatedly punching and kneeing, Jason Stern, 25, of Barrie, who was pinned to the ground by two mall security officers.

Twice, Stern appears to have gone limp and unconscious, but still the officer can be seen punching him in the head.


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