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Three Victoria police officers escape conviction for assaulting pensioner with high-pressure hose – The Guardian

Officers fined after court says men used unjustified force when they pinned a Preston pensioner down outside his home in 2018

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Three police officers who brutally bashed a Melbourne pensioner in his front yard have escaped conviction and been fined.
Senior Constables Brad McLeod and Florian Hilgart and Constable John Edney were found guilty last week of unlawful assault during the September 2018 arrest.
The men were called to the pensioners Preston home after his psychologist called triple zero because of serious concerns about his mental health.
The magistrate, Cathy Lamble, found the officers used unjustified force …

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