September 24, 2015

Assault/resist officer while in the execution of duty, alleged police brutality: Police v BH

Assault/resist an officer while in the execution of their duty, Crimes Act 1900 s 58 – Mardi Gras – gay activist – alleged police brutality – not guilty

Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney

Facts:

BH was a gay activist. On the night of Mardi Gras, BH attempted to cross the road despite the presence of a row of police officers. When officers attempted to stop BH he dropped to the road in self-protection. It is alleged that BH wrapped his legs around the right leg of one of the officers. It is also alleged that BH resisted arrest by wriggling his body and pulling his arms underneath himself.

Result:

BH was found not guilty of both the assault charge and the resist arrest charge.

In the Media:

Star Observer: Police Assault Charges Against Gay Activist Dismissed

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