An Aboriginal man who was filmed being repeatedly struck by police will be charged with resisting arrest, after the officers involved in the altercation were cleared by an internal investigation.
- SAPOL have dismissed any wrongdoing by officers who were trying to arrest an Aboriginal man
- The officers were filmed striking the man which was uploaded to social media
- The 28-year-old will face the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court at a later date
The arrest of Noel Henry at Kilburn in Adelaide’s north last month prompted criticism of police by advocates.
The Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said an investigation by the Anti-Corruption Branch found the officers had acted “honestly and reasonably” in stopping and searching Mr Henry, and that their actions in arresting him were “reasonable, and in accordance with the Code of Conduct.”
He said the investigation had determined that a summons would be issued to Mr Henry, which would result in charges of hindering police, resisting arrest and property damage.
Mr Stevens said that the internal investigation had been subject to live, independent oversight by the Office of Public Integrity.
More to come.