Police

Aussie Official Says People Have the Right To Film Cops

Louder, please

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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.

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.

NSW Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch said that by asking the person to stop filming, those officers were in breach of the NSW Police Media Policy.