Three cops violently restrain an Aborigine who hit them while resisting arrest
"Disturbing"? Hardly. What do you expect when a known crook hits a cop?
This is typical of the problems cops face when someone refuses to go quietly. They have to use force but what exactly they do depends of what the crook does. It all has to be done in seconds, leaving little room for making ideal judgments. The cops do what they perceive as needed in the moment even though armchair critics might think differently
And this guy was no innocent. He had clearly heard of the George Floyd case and thought he could bluff the cops with his knowledge of it. His claim "I can't breathe" appears to have had no substance as he came to no lasting harm -- unlike George Floyd who really could not breathe and promptly died of his situation.
A disturbing video has captured the moment police officers repeatedly punched and kicked an indigenous elder before pinning him to the ground and leaving him gasping for air during a violent arrest.
'I can't breathe' the man screams while lying on the narrow footpath in Campbelltown in south west Sydney.
The ugly footage shows the 47-year-old being restrained by three male officers from the Campbelltown City Police Area Command at about 2.40pm on Tuesday.
The man, identified by a witness as Uncle Bud of Campbelltown, resists arrest and begins trading blows with police who react with force.
The video clip the shows the arrest taking a frightening when officers begin laying into the victim.
One officer knees the victim while another throws a wild punch at his stomach.
The indigenous man lashes out with his fist sparking a vicious response from the officers.
One policeman punches the victim in the face before he is wrestled to the ground and kicked once more for good measure.
While pinned down the man repeatedly shouts 'I can't breathe' as witnesses berate the officers for their heavy-handedness.
The person who posted the clip to Facebook said the man received the 'royalty treatment' by New South Wales police.
But police have denied claims the officers involved did anything wrong.
NSW Police told Daily Mail Australia the man was seen riding a bike on Peppin Crescent in Airds when officers attempted to stop him.
He was wanted for breaching his bail conditions.
NSW Police said he allegedly failed to comply with the order to stop and tried to flee but officers caught up with him when he lost control and crashed the bike.
'It's alleged the man resisted the officers and punched a constable and senior constable multiple times to the head,' NSW Police said.
'The man was subdued and during a search of him police located and seized an amount of methamphetamine.'
The was later taken to Campbelltown Police Station and charged with the breach of bail, as well as three counts of assault police, resist arrest and possess prohibited drug.
His bail was refused bail when he appeared at Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday December, 30.
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