NEWS

Victoria Police officers probed over a violent arrest in Epping [7News Australia]

Police won't be punished over the violent arrest of a father while he was suffering a mental health episode in Epping. Shocking footage showed officers stomping on the man's head and hitting him with their car.

Victoria’s anti-corruption watchdog criticised for clearing police of wrongdoing over head-stomping [The Guardian]

The lawyer for a man whose head was stomped on by police has been highly critical of Victoria’s independent anti-corruption body after it found the officer acted lawfully during the arrest.

Watchdog finds Victoria Police acted lawfully when head-stomping mentally ill man during arrest [ABC News]

A Victoria Police officer who was filmed stomping on the back of a man's head while he was being arrested used "lawful" force and should not be criminally charged, according to the state's anti-corruption watchdog.

‘Out of step’ IBAC failing to act on police violence, says lawyer [The Age]

The state’s corruption watchdog has been accused of failing to act on police brutality, after clearing officers who stomped on the head of a mentally ill man and struck him with a police car outside a Melbourne hospital last year.

Policeman charged over leaked video of woman he stopped for speeding [The Age]

A Melbourne policeman has been charged with three counts of unauthorised disclosure of police information after allegedly sharing video footage of a friend’s former partner after he pulled her over for speeding. The woman’s lawyer, Jeremy King, said his client planned to launch civil action on the basis of malfeasance in public office.

Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton says they will settle Dani Laidley case [ABC News]

Victoria's top cop says police will settle a case brought by former North Melbourne AFL coach, Dani Laidley, for what was "inappropriate conduct" by officers.