Patra police officer jailed for beating citizen

A Patra police officer was to be jailed after a misdemeanors court in the western port sentenced him to 12 months in jail on Thursday for causing grievous bodily harm to a citizen in 2009.

The citizen took legal action against the unnamed policeman in March 2009 after he was stopped by two plain clothes officers during a demonstration by Afghan immigrants who had been protesting the death of a compatriot.

The citizen claimed to have been taken to a local precinct officers and beaten.

The second policeman was also tried in the same case but was cleared by the court.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.