Jamie Jackson Reed awarded nearly $40,000 costs.
Gay Sydney teenager Jamie Jackson Reed, who was arrested forcefully at last year's Mardi Gras Parade, has been awarded $39,000 in costs.
Mr Jackson Reed was last year charged with resisting arrest and assaulting police, charges which have since been dropped.
Magistrate Michael Barko found that Jackson Reed had been 'brutalised' and subjected to excessive force. He awarded costs to Mr Jackson and his lawyer Chris Murphy.
[Image] Jamie Jackson Reed leaves Downing Centre Courts in Sydney. Photo: Sydney Morning Herald
The teen plans to sue police for damages over the incident on March 3 last year, whereby he was thrown to the ground on Oxford Street and was afterwards charged with resisting and assaulting officers. The assault was filmed on a mobile phone and went viral on YouTube.
The Sydney Morning Herald has revealed details of the incident after the arrest, as written in a notebook by the policeman involved - Constable Con Mixios.
"I have pulled him back and thrown him to the ground with a leg sweep." the entry read.
"I placed my foot on his back to hold him down as he was bleeding and I didn't want to be contaminated nor did I feel safe getting down with the crowd around us."
Alex Greenwich, The Independent Member for Sydney, has welcomed the outcome of the Jamie Jackson Reed case.
“It is clear that the LGBTI community will never again accept abuse and discrimination. The community will now be closely watching how police handle this outcome to ensure those responsible are held accountable,” he said.
Mr Greenwich praised efforts which have been made to prevent issues at this year's parade.
“It is heartening that local police and LGBTI organisations have made positive changes to prevent problems at this year’s Mardi Gras,” he said.
“More work needs to be done, and the outcome of this case proves the need for an independent police complaints body.”