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Victoria Police officers Brad McLeod, John Edney and Florian Hilgart found guilty of 2017 assault on disability pensioner – ABC News

Three police officers called to conduct to welfare check are found guilty of assaulting a disability pensioner, who says they “treated me like a dog at the weakest moment of my life”.

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Three police officers who were captured on CCTV bashing a man outside his Melbourne home during a welfare check in 2017 have been found guilty of assault.
Key points:

  • Three officers, John Edney, Florian Hilgart and Brad McLeod, were found guilty of assault charges
  • The officers were conducting a welfare check on John, who was withdrawing from drugs
  • John suffers from PTSD and is still haunted by the attack, the court was told

The Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court h…

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