Sept. 24, 2013
A group of police officers who allegedly broke the leg of an arts student and told her ”we don’t care if it’s legal” have been allowed to change their defence at the eleventh hour after CCTV footage of the assault emerged.
Rachel Gardner is suing the NSW police force claiming she was kicked, sat on, handcuffed, pushed against a fence, loaded into a paddy wagon and then dumped at a nearby train station without charge after being caught without a train ticket on March 13, 2011.
Police initially denied the kick occurred but sought to amend their defence in the Sydney District Court on Monday, minutes before the beginning of a five-day trial, after Ms Gardner’s legal team revealed they had obtained CCTV footage from Cronulla station.
This article was posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 3:13 pm
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