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SIU report on plainclothes officers in Nobody case to be released

The Special Investigations Unit file on two Toronto police officers investigated in the alleged assault of Adam Nobody at last June's G20 summit will be used in a separate case also involving brutality accusations.

A pre-trial motion to release the documents to court passed its first hurdle Friday. Judge Rob Clark didn't give reasons for his decision, stating they were lengthy and would hopefully be available in a week.

A second hearing was set in Ontario Superior Court for Feb. 1 to hash out the specifics of what will be released by the SIU, an arm's-length body that investigates police conduct.

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Abbas Jama, now 26, alleges that the police officers in question, Constable Todd Storey and Detective Constable Luke Watson, punched and kicked him in the head when he was on the ground handcuffed.

Mr. Jama was arrested on June 24, 2009, and is facing several weapons charges.

Neither of the officers was charged by the SIU in the Nobody case. Crown attorneys and a police lawyer had previously tried to block the release of the SIU documents, arguing that because they weren't charged, the files were not relevant.

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