Man plans to sue NSW Police after officers filmed ‘kneeing’ him in head in Kings Cross

FIRST ON 7: A man involved in a scuffle with police in Kings Cross is planning legal action against police, claiming officers "extreme" actions left him on crutches and unable to work.

 

Nari Rossi-Murray was one of six people arrested early Sunday morning when police used "overwhelming force" to handle the situation.

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The brawl broke out early Sunday morning. Source: 7 News

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Six people were arrested. Source: 7 News

Video captured by witnesses show police kneeing the 25-year-old in the head.

Police said in a statement to 7 News "anyone who brings it upon themselves to violently confront police in the course of their duty will find themselves under arrest".

Mr Rossi-Murray said he understood police had a job to do but added the officers' actions were "extreme".


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Three men and three women were arrested. Source: 7 News

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They will appear in Downing Centre Local Court on May 31. Source 7 News

"They're there to do their job, I understand that but they didn't have to take it to that extreme, it's wrong, they shouldn't be able to do this and get away with it," he told 7 News.

Mr Rossi-Murray, along with two other men and three women were charged, accused of obstructing police during the arrests.

Police used capsicum spray to subdue a number of the alleged offenders, but some witnesses told 7 News police tactics were over the top.

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Some witnesses said the police tactics were heavy handed. Source: 7 News

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One man was asking what he had done wrong before he was thrown to the ground, witnesses said. Source: 7 News

"The guy was just asking what he did wrong. He just didn't know," one witness told 7 News.

Three police were allegedly assaulted during the arrests.

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