A senior Western Australian police officer has been stood down from active duty after additional footage showing a police car running into an Indigenous teenager on Sunday emerged.
NITV News / Via youtube.com
NITV News yesterday published a video which shows an unmarked police car in the Western Australian town of Thornlie swerving across the road toward William Farmer, an 18-year-old Indigenous man.
The car hits Farmer who then falls onto the footpath, turns on his side and appears to start convulsing.
"A WA Police Force officer at the centre of an internal investigation into an incident in Thornlie has been stood down," the state's police media unit said in a statement provided to BuzzFeed News.
"The action was taken ... following the provision to police of additional footage of the incident."
Video that initially emerged earlier this week showed an unmarked police car hitting the teenager, but new video obtained by NITV News gave a clearer view of the incident.
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You can read the story here or watch it below, but do it on an empty stomach. In the meantime, here are the facts that Arfier left out of the story, all of which I and many others have reported countless times over the last decade, apparently to limited affect.
Mulrunji Doomadgee was beaten to death on the floor of the Palm Island police station on November 19, 2004 for singing ‘who let the dogs out’ at Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley, the most senior officer on the island and a man almost twice the size of Mulrunji (Hurley was six foot six and weighed 115kg, Mlurunji less than 80kgs).
As Mulrunji lay dying, another Aboriginal man in the cell tried to comfort him and yell for help from Hurley and other officers. His screams were ignored.
When Mulrunji’s family arrived at the police station later that morning to enquire why he had been arrested, he had already been dead for hours. Hurley lied to the family and told them he was fine, but unavailable.
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