Australian policeman suspended over arrest of man allegedly hit by a police car and kicked in head by officer
By Editor - Tue Sep 15, 7:49 am
Australian police officers are under criminal investigation after video emerged of them ramming a man with their vehicle and one of the officers kicking him in the head during an arrest in Melbourne. It was announced on Tuesday that Victoria’s independent anti-corruption body will probe the incident, which has seen one of the officers suspended. The 32-year-old man in the video is now in hospital in an induced coma, after the arrest on Sunday. His father, Glenn Atkins, has called for the senior constable who kicked his son's head to be fired from Victoria Police. Mr Atkins told local media that his son, who has bipolar disorder, had gone to the Northern Hospital for treatment before running outside to meet a work colleague, which prompted hospital staff to call the police. Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Neil Paterson said on Tuesday that he had seen the video and “it's an inappropriate use of force by a police member with regard to the kick, or the stomp, to the head of the man involved in that incident”. “I've also formed the view that the use of force in using a police vehicle with the man involved in that incident is concerning,” he said.
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