Officer who struck teenager 19 times used excessive force, watchdog finds

Byron Bay police officer found to have engaged in serious misconduct over incident involving naked boy

A Byron Bay police officer who used a stun gun on a teenage boy and struck him with a baton at least 19 times should potentially be charged with assault and sacked, the state’s police watchdog has found.

The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, in a report presented to parliament on Thursday, said the officer used excessive force when he and three colleagues detained the naked and intoxicated 16-year-old in January 2018.

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Officer who struck teenager 19 times used excessive force, watchdog finds

Byron Bay police officer found to have engaged in serious misconduct over incident involving naked boy

A Byron Bay police officer who used a stun gun on a teenage boy and struck him with a baton at least 19 times should potentially be charged with assault and sacked, the state’s police watchdog has found.

The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, in a report presented to parliament on Thursday, said the officer used excessive force when he and three colleagues detained the naked and intoxicated 16-year-old in January 2018.

Continue reading…

Officer who struck teenager 19 times used excessive force, watchdog finds

Byron Bay police officer found to have engaged in serious misconduct over incident involving naked boy

A Byron Bay police officer who used a stun gun on a teenage boy and struck him with a baton at least 19 times should potentially be charged with assault and sacked, the state’s police watchdog has found.

The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, in a report presented to parliament on Thursday, said the officer used excessive force when he and three colleagues detained the naked and intoxicated 16-year-old in January 2018.

Continue reading…

Officer who struck teenager 19 times used excessive force, watchdog finds

Byron Bay police officer found to have engaged in serious misconduct over incident involving naked boy

A Byron Bay police officer who used a stun gun on a teenage boy and struck him with a baton at least 19 times should potentially be charged with assault and sacked, the state’s police watchdog has found.

The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, in a report presented to parliament on Thursday, said the officer used excessive force when he and three colleagues detained the naked and intoxicated 16-year-old in January 2018.

Continue reading…