Sydney Morning Herald
March 6, 2013
Police involved in a violent arrest during the Sydney Mardi Gras displayed a level of naivety by telling members of the public to stop filming the incident, a senior police officer has said.
The police need to be mature enough to know that everyone on the street basically has a mobile phone with camera capability and they are going to be filmed
Footage posted on YouTube shows a handcuffed man with a head wound, being thrown to the ground by a police officer during festivities on Saturday night. During the incident both the policeman and another officer tell the person to stop filming with their mobile phone.