Surfers Paradise police bashing to come under the microscope

THE Crime and Corruption Commission has launched an inquiry into the alleged assault of a handcuffed man at Surfers Paradise police station.

It comes after human rights advocate Terry O’Gorman made a submission to the authority a week ago, urging them to investigate charges against alleged whistleblower cop Rick Flori.

The CCC has since confirmed that it will undertake a wide-ranging review of the case.


Mr O’Gorman also launched a stinging attack on under-fire Police Commissioner Ian ­Stewart, who has publicly defended the decision to press public misconduct charges against Sergeant Flori but none of the four officers involved in the 2012 incident.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Mr O’Gorman’s submission to the CCC cited grave concerns with the integrity of the internal police investigation.

The CCC said it was reviewing “all relevant material” and would put a statement online.