Footage of a Sydney police officer kicking an Indigenous teen to the ground during an arrest surfaced on social media, is now under investigation by the NSW Police.
Occurring in Surry Hills, the vision features 3 Police officers speaking to a 17 year old boy who was out with some friends.
The teenager, who cannot be identified under NSW law, can be heard speaking to a male police officer before saying “I’ll crack ya f**king jaw bro”.
That is when the male officer in question walks over ordering him to “turn around” before holding his hands behind his back, and proceeds to kick the the young teen pinning him down to the ground.
The 2 other female officers hold down the boy, while placing hand cuffs on the him.
NSW Police has today issued a statement saying “An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest is now underway by officers attached to the Professional Standards Command,”.
“The constable involved has been placed on restricted duties while this review is carried out” the statement said.
“Senior officers have met with the community and local elders and will keep them appraised throughout the process.”
By Angus Jones