This is a joint-statement signed by Nerita Waight, Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS) and Jeremy King, Principal Lawyer on behalf of Robinson Gill Lawyers, in response to this morning’s Supreme Court Judgment of Her Honour Justice Richards.

Today, Her Honour found that in April 2015 Eathan Cruse was assaulted and battered by Victoria Police whilst in handcuffs. Justice Richards awarded him significant damages for the conduct of Victoria Police which she found was: “a shocking departure from the standards set for police officers by Parliament and expected of them by the community”.

Full statement in the below link;
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