VIDEO: Man involved in violent Surfers police arrest to face court

The young man at the centre of a brutal police arrest caught on film in Surfers Paradise is due to face Southport Magistrates court today.

The 22-year-old Woodridge man was left bloodied after being punched by a police officer in Orchid Avenue on Sunday, February 14.

The man was allegedly out with friends and family and had just seen his cousin get arrested when the brutal assault occurred.


The whole incident was caught on video and has now gone viral since being shared on social media with many claiming it is police brutality.

The young man will appear in court today charged with public nuisance and obstructing police, however it’s believed he will fight the charges.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

“Initial inquiries indicate officers responded to a public nuisance incident at the corner of Elkhorn Avenue and Surfers Paradise Boulevard about 12.20am,” a police statement read.

“While there has not been a complaint about the police conduct in this incident, the Queensland Police Service has commenced immediate inquiries into the circumstances including the appropriateness of the use of force.”

“It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time as related matters are still before the court.”

WARNING: Video contains coarse language and graphic content.

Footage supplied to myGC by a family member.