Criminal Law

Police Brutality Victim Brayden Mechen

By September 8, 2015 No Comments

SHOCKING footage has emerged of another alleged incident of police brutality on the Gold Coast where a police officer appears to punch a handcuffed man in the face.

The incident allegedly occurred on September 28 last year after Brayden Mechen was out with his mates in Surfers Paradise.

During an altercation outside Sin City the 21-year-old appears to follow police after they arrest his friend then grab the police officer’s shoulder.

CCTV footage appears to show a police officer tackle Mechen to the ground then another officer knee him several times.

The footage appears to further show a police officer punch him in the face while leaving the police station in handcuffs.

Mechen was charged with serious assault police, assault police and obstruct police in relation to the incident — with police alleging that he spat at an officer in the face.

In the Southport Magistrates Court this morning the three charges were dismissed after the prosecution offered no evidence.

Mechen says he’s relieved the charges against him have been dropped but said he still feels “hot and nervous” when he sees police.

“That’s probably the worst experience I’ve had ever,” he said.

The Queensland Police Service are yet to respond to requests for comment about the incident.

Read more in tomorrow’s Gold Coast Bulletin.

As originally seen on Gold Coast Bulletin by Meagan Weymes on September 8, 2015.