Two Australian Officers Charged After Assaulting 92-Year-Old Man In Sydney

SYDNEY, Jun 13 (NNN-AAP) – Two police officers have been charged, after assaulting a 92-year-old man in Sydney’s south-west, earlier this year.

Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Police Force, issued a statement today, confirming that, officers responded to reports of a domestic incident at a property at Campbell Street, in Picton, after 8:45 p.m. local time on Jan 21.

The 92-year-old man received injuries, including a fracture to his right elbow and significant bruising to his head and arms, as a result of an interaction with the officers.

A male senior constable and a male constable were served court attendance notices for assault, occasioning actual bodily harm, with the latter also facing an additional charge of assault.

One of the officers is expected to face a local court in July, while the other will appear at a court in Aug.

During a press conference held this afternoon, NSW Police Commissioner, Karen Webb, revealed that, the 92-year-old male was injured when officers tried to arrest him with handcuffs.

“The very next day, an internal investigation was commenced. As a result of that investigation, it has culminated in those charges last night. Those officers are now before the court and are currently suspended from duty,” said Webb.

The commissioner also noted that the wife of the 92-year-old man appeared to suffer from dementia, but it was “too hard to say” whether a domestic violence matter occurred inside the home.– NNN-AAP


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