(Epping, Australia) “A Victorian police officer filmed appearing to stomp on a mentally ill man’s head during an arrest is under criminal investigation by the state’s corruption watchdog. The senior constable was suspended with pay after footage shared on social media showed him appearing to kick Timothy Atkins’ head while the man was on the ground. Video also showed a police car speeding up and hitting the 32-year-old, who has bipolar, before his arrest at Epping, in Melbourne’s north, on Sunday. Mr Atkins’ family says the ‘hardworking, family-orientated man’ has been left in an induced coma.” More of the story here.
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