Police officer punched in head in violent ‘street disturbance’

A POLICE officer has been taken to hospital after being punched in the head while trying to arrest a man during a violent street disturbance in Brisbane overnight.

Police were called to bust up the melee on Boundary Street at West End in South Brisbane, just before 10pm.

As police were taking a 32-year-old man into custody, it’s alleged a second 29-year-old man charged at one of the officers and punched him in the head.


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The 34-year-old senior constable was transported to the Mater Private Hospital where he was treated for concussion before being released.

The younger man from East Brisbane was arrested and charged with seriously assaulting police causing bodily harm.

He was remanded in custody overnight and will remain behind bars until his court appearance on Monday.

The 32-year-old South Brisbane man who police were initially trying to detain was charged with public nuisance and obstructing police.

He was issued with a notice to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court at the end of the month.

A third man from Highgate Hill was issued an infringement notice for obstructing police.

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This story provided by the police is missing a lot of information. Failing to mention that these men were attacked by a very large gang, and almost killed prior to police involvement. When the police arrived, these 3 men were on the ground and needed help, instead, a police officer pepper sprays one of the victims and assaults him violently as he blindly clenches onto a street pole. The officers were overheard calling the victim ‘a pu*sy’ multiple times as they delivered blows to the man on the pole. The second victim arose in anger and tried to stop the police from attacking his brother. The third victim (who was knocked out for 10 minutes prior) reached onto an officers arm telling them to stop beating his friends and received a solid punch, fractured jaw and a broken nose by one of the officers.

Long story short: Nothing is written about the large gang the police could not contain on the streets that night. Because they never caught any of them. Instead, the police capture 3 men who were beaten by the gang.