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Three police guilty of assaulting disability pensioner outside his home – The Age

The disability pensioner was struck to the leg with a baton, punched in the stomach, had his head stood on and had capsicum spray used on him from close range.

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On Friday John said the three guilty officers had beaten, humiliated and traumatised him when he should have been treated with dignity because of his mental health problems. At the time he was withdrawing from opioids he took for chronic back pain.
“They treated me like a dog at the weakest moment of my life,” John said in a victim impact statement.
John said he had since been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety, the sight of any police panicked him, and he now slept duri…

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