The New South Wales (Australia) police force says it will (re-)investigate a Sydney officer's possible improper use of a stun gun after new video footage of the incident came to light. ... Fresh CCTV footage of a Taser being used on Sydney's Oxford Street on March 29 sparked the investigation. ... The new footage allegedly shows the man walking away from officers, seemingly in compliance with police requests... [LINK]
Assistant Commissioner Catherine Burn said, "You do need to look at every part of the use of the Taser. A footage on its own tells one part of a story. It does not tell what was happening, it does not convey the potential threat, the potential aggression of the situation. So you do need to look at all other material."
Exactly. The officers' warped perception and cover-up lies are an important part of the story. Also worth investigating is the criminal cover-up of each others' illegal actions (The Blue Brotherhood of Silence).
Also, the Taser-cam video was useless ("obscured"). Waste on money. Designed by idiots. Bought by idiots.
Drunk man. Posing zero threat.
Three other officers at hand.
Reportedly complying to some degree.
Tasered (and, in this case, survives).
Complaint, investigation, whitewash.
Plenty of officers, little truth on offer.
Then - suddenly - a new video emerges.
Authorities reopen the whitewash process.
Victim sues. Huge legal mess follows.
Just another day in the farcical world of tasers.
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