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Crown attorney charged with assault, mischief after party

A Toronto Crown attorney has been charged with assault and mischief after a party this weekend.

A Toronto Crown attorney has been charged with assault and mischief after a party this weekend.

Christopher Webb was arrested late Sunday in the southwest end of the city. The 38-year-old was released from 14 Division shortly after midnight.

Webb, who is a Crown prosecutor with the criminal law office and rotates through numerous Toronto courts, has been charged with assault and mischief under $5,000, which usually means property was damaged.

Police spokesperson Const. Tony Vella said Toronto police are not releasing details of the incident that lead to the charges. But an individual familiar with the arrest said Webb was at a party with friends. At one point, he and his girlfriend got into a dispute and he “shoved” her.

Another individual at the party phoned the police.

“The whole thing is way overblown,” said the individual.

Webb answered his work phone at his 720 Bay St. office yesterday evening, but politely refused to comment.

Webb’s first court appearance is scheduled in the new year.

 
 
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