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Aquittal of young offender overturned

An acquittal of a young offender was overturned by an appeals court last week.

An acquittal of a young offender was overturned by an appeals court last week.

On Feb. 19, 2007, a girl, upset that her sister stole her purse, prompted her mother to call police and tell them she wanted her daughter out because she couldn’t control her.

Officers tried to get the girl to leave, but she became “agitated and aggressive,” according to the court documents.

Officers then tried to arrest her and she took a swing at one. She then kicked both in the face.

After backup arrived, a Taser was used to subdue her.

The trial judge acquitted the girl saying the arrest was unlawful, but Justice M. Heather Robertson said last week the police officers were doing the right thing by arresting the girl.

She also entered convictions of assaulting police officers and resisting arrest.

 
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