African victims of police brutality told to share footage online


The footage shows a young Sudanese-born Melbourne man, who had robbed a chemist after suffering a psychotic episode, being punched and kicked in the head by two police officers after he was detained in the rear of the shop.

Ahmed Hassan said he felt sick to his stomach as he watched the footage of the man being repeatedly punched, beaten with a baton and kicked in the head while he lay handcuffed on the chemist floor.

Mr Hassan, a 21-year-old with Somali heritage and director of the not-for-profit group Youth Activating Youth and leader on a Victoria Police taskforce aimed at tackling crime by young African-Australians, said he believed the incident was just the tip of the iceberg.

Since the footage was made public, Mr Hassan said he’s been inundated by young Africans telling him: “This is…

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