Civil case against former Barrie cop will be 'tough battle': Lawyer

Jason Stern was beaten up by then-Barrie Police Const. Jason Nevill in 2010.

Jason Stern was beaten up by then-Barrie Police Const. Jason Nevill in 2010.

Tracy McLaughlin, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:40 PM ET

A lawyer says it’s going to be a “long tough battle” to get justice for a Barrie man whose brutal beating at the hands of a police officer was captured on video.

A team of lawyers was in court Tuesday in preparation for a civil trial against former Const. Jason Nevill, who’s in jail serving a one-year sentence after being found guilty last October to assault causing bodily harm.

Victim Jason Stern, 25, has launched a $1-million lawsuit against Nevill, Barrie Police Services, the City of Barrie and two mall security guards who can be seen on the video assisting the police officer.


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