Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest ‘unlawful’

Canberra player Curtis Scott has had the more serious charges of his legal matter thrown out after a magistrate declared his arrest on the Australia Day weekend "unlawful".

Scott was handcuffed and arrested by police at Moore Park while sitting under a tree before he was pepper-sprayed and Tasered.

Body-worn police footage was played to the court on Wednesday, showing the moment officers found Scott under the tree about 2am on August 27.Credit:Rhett Wyman

Scott will now be sentenced at a later date for the two offences to which he had previously pleaded guilty.

He was handed two charged of "public nuisance" after kicking a bike and throwing a phone at a car in Paddington just after midnight, prior to falling asleep under the tree at Moore Park.

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