Charming Downer Man

By 1 March, 2011 3

A 20-year-old Downer man will appear in ACT Magistrates Court this morning after he assaulted two police officers in the City early today (Tuesday, March 1).

Around 1.20am today, police patrolling in Civic stopped to question four people walking from Garema Place to Alinga St. One of the men was identified as in breach of his bail conditions and was placed under arrest.

The man, who admitted to having drunk half a bottle of spirit alcohol, then violently resisted arrest, lashing out at the two police officers. One officer suffered two broken teeth in the assault.

OC spray was required to be used by one of the officers on the alleged offender in order for him to be safely handcuffed, taken into custody, and conveyed to the ACT Watch House.

The alleged offender will be charged with resisting arrest, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, escaping from custody, threats to kill, and causing harm to a Commonwealth official.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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3 Responses to Charming Downer Man
#1
LSWCHP8:02 pm, 02 Mar 11

Two broken teeth, hey? The officer involved has my sympathy and best wishes.

So many people don’t understand that real life violence isn’t like the movies. A blow to the face can knock out teeth, fracture bones, crush eyeballs and cause brain damage. Police officers are potentially exposed to this every time they walk up to a group of drunks in the street.

Because the assault was on a police officer, I hope that there will be some sort of punishment for this tool.

#2
lobster9:47 am, 03 Mar 11

LSWCHP said :

Two broken teeth, hey? The officer involved has my sympathy and best wishes.

So many people don’t understand that real life violence isn’t like the movies. A blow to the face can knock out teeth, fracture bones, crush eyeballs and cause brain damage. Police officers are potentially exposed to this every time they walk up to a group of drunks in the street.

Because the assault was on a police officer, I hope that there will be some sort of punishment for this tool.

You must live in a different country to me.
The guy is already on bail. Judge won’t do anything more.

#3
p110:39 am, 03 Mar 11

When ever I hear the anti police types out there talking about how the cops are always unaccountable and using excessive force, I think of cases like these and wonder how it is they can restrain themselves from doing a Rodney King on the arse nugget.

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