Gold Coast cop faces court on assault charges

A member of the Gold Coast’s senior police task force has faced court over allegations he used excessive force during arrests.

Senior Constable Aaron Minns, 29, appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday charged with four counts of common assault.

It’s alleged he used excessive force during the arrests of four people between September 2014 and January this year while he was a member of the Rapid Action Policing squad, the same group filmed in the TV show Gold Coast Cops.


He was stood down from frontline duty in March and suspended from the police service last month.

Minns sat quietly in the courtroom where he did not enter a plea.

His case was adjourned to November 18.

The charges follow a spate of excessive force allegations against Gold Coast police, which has lead to an investigation into police culture across the region.

Last month the state government announced a new review into claims of police brutality and sent a senior ethical standards investigator to oversee operations in the region.