NSW Police are currently investigating one of its own officers, who was filmed kicking and pinning an Indigenous teenager to the ground during an arrest in inner-Sydney yesterday.
Video shared to social media showed a NSW policeman kicking down a male after a heated verbal exchange between the two.
ABC News Sydney said NSW Police Minister David Elliott said he had seen the footage and had been briefed on the incident by the Acting Police Commissioner.
“The young fellow has gone home, the police are engaging with his family about the matter,” Mr Elliott said.
“And of course there will be a review of the standard operating procedures to make sure that all of those procedures were complied with.”
NSW Police confirmed the boy was taken to hospital for observation before being released into the custody of his family “pending further inquiries”.
“An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest is now underway by officers attached to the Professional Standards Command,” the statement said.
“The constable involved has been placed on restricted duties while this review is carried out.
“Senior officers have met with the community and local elders and will keep them appraised throughout the process.”
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