New Zealand Police Deny Dotcom's Beating Claims

Megaupload founder testified Aug. 7 that he was beaten by police during the raid.


Kim Dotcom, founder of the website shut by U.S. authorities for alleged copyright infringement, wasn't beaten during a January raid on his New Zealand mansion, two police officers testified.

"None of us punched him in the face," a member of New Zealand's Armed Offenders Squad testified in Auckland High Court yesterday, the second day of a hearing into Dotcom's bid to reclaim seized computers and hard drives. "I saw another officer walk by and inadvertently step on his hand."