An Ontario court has found a pair of Toronto police officers guilty in the beating of a disabled man outside his downtown rooming house nearly two years ago.

Const. Edward Ing and Const. John Cruz each faced a charge of assault causing bodily harm.

The charges stemmed from an incident on April 24, 2009, when the two officers arrested Richard Moore, 58, and charged him with public intoxication.

Court heard that Moore was severely beaten, but later tested negative for alcohol consumption after being treated at a downtown hospital.

Both officers told the court that they thought Moore had been drunk, but found out later that he had severe medical problems.

The assault charges were launched after a probe by the Special Investigations Unit.

With files from The Canadian Press