A video showing a Queensland police officer repeatedly shoving a young Aboriginal mother in the chest has been viewed close to half a million times.
The footage was recorded on Saturday and shared on Facebook by National Indigenous Television journalist Danny Teece-Johnson.
“This is how #deathsincustody start,” Teece-Johnson said.
“We need to have a national discussion on how police engage with our mob. Is this an example of #violenceagainstwomen? You tell me?
“It is alleged by a witness that the #Boondallpolice in QLD did not have a legal search warrant to enter the premise and also arrested a minor. Thus questioning the legality of the arrests. The Police went to the house on a anonymous call from the public saying there was a domestic violence dispute. This turned out to be totally false and they we’re just having a sing & a dance like most Australians do on a Saturday night.”
Watch the footage here:
The footage shows Natasha King, 30, shouting “that’s my son” and trying to get close to the 16-year-old as he is arrested.