Prison authorities are facing further pressure from the Opposition to release a video showing an Aboriginal man being Tasered 11 times - for the second time in a week. Shadow [opposition] attorney-general John Quigley has called on the Barnett Government to immediately release the footage, describing it as an "international disgrace". The man, Kevin Spratt, was also shot 13 times with a Taser at the East Perth Watch House, with that footage being released by the Corruption and Crime Commission last week. Both incidents occurred in August 2008. After the second incident, Mr Quigley said Mr Spratt was severely injured and rushed from the watchhouse to the Royal Perth Hospital emergency department. ...[LINK]
Notice the date? August 2008. It's been kept under wraps for two years.
A spokeswoman for the department said the matter had been referred to the professional standards division at the request of Corrective Services Minister Christian Porter. "Because the matter is now under review, we can't comment any further," she said.
Last time, those involved were issued trivial fines.