WARNING, DISTRESSING: An Australian police officer has been filmed repeatedly pushing a woman by her throat, causing her to fall backwards.
Loanna King, 17, said police allegedly entered the Boondall home, near Brisbane on Saturday night.
She claimed police barged inside and grabbed her younger brother, 16, while she was inside with her mother.
She said she was told he was being arrested for alleged domestic violence.
Miss King told Daily Mail Australia she had been left with scars on her legs after she was dragged out to the street by officers.
Footage shows her brother being pushed up against a wall while police handcuffed him.
His mother can be heard telling an officer that the boy is her son before she is told to ‘get back’ and is pushed in the shoulder.
Natasha starts to scream ‘that’s my son’ when the same officer shoves her in the throat with quite a bit of force.
The officer can be heard yelling ‘sit down and shut up’ before ordering the woman’s arrest.
Miss King told Daily Mail her two-year-old brother was left alone inside the home during the arrests.
The family was issued with a court order for obstructing police and they were released on to the street about 20 minutes later.
Since the video was shared on Facebook it has sparked outrage with many claiming it was an act of ‘police brutality’ and violence against a woman.
A Queensland police spokesman said police attended a ‘loud disturbance’ complaint when officers identified what they believed to be an act of domestic violence in progress.
“Police spoke to occupants of the residence and upon hearing further screams from a female occupant, exercised powers under the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act to enter the house in order to ensure the safety and welfare of all present,” the spokesman said.
“It is alleged that whilst investigating the matter, police were both obstructed and assaulted by persons in the house, resulting in four persons being detained.”
Police said two people were issued with notice to appear in court and further action would be taken regarding two other individuals under the Youth Justices Act.
“Queensland Police are yet to receive a formal complaint in respect to this matter, however, as a matter of course, police will review all available evidence,” the spokesman said.
“This review will encompass legislative and procedural compliance in respect of this incident, including the appropriateness and nature of use of force options exercised by police in this matter.”
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