Police have responded to a complaint that a woman in Melbourne has been punched and left with a broken arm after she was allegedly attacked by officers.
Key points:The woman said she was punched in the back of the head and her right arm was broken when she was arrested at a gas station on November 12Police have not released the names of the officers involved or whether they were chargedThe woman was allegedly punched in her back of her head and left on the floor after being arrested at an oil and gas facility on November 13The woman is expected to be in hospital on ThursdayPolice said they had received a complaint about a woman who was punched at the gas station in the CBD on November 11.
She had called police to report that she had been punched in front of her mother, but officers had been called to investigate and there was no reason for a physical confrontation, a statement said.
“The complainant was arrested on the spot at the scene of the incident, which involved a physical altercation with an unknown offender.”
She was interviewed and given a statement which was recorded and reviewed by an officer, who determined the complainant was not the subject of the physical assault,” the statement said, without giving further details.
The woman told police she was assaulted at the Chevron gas station, in Wodonga, in the early hours of November 12.
She told the ABC she had called for help, but the police officer was already on his way.”
Then he started beating me and he kept saying, ‘Get on the ground’.”‘”
He said he had a broken nose and that he had knocked out my right arm, and I was crying, and he was saying he had broken my arm, so he said he was going to take me to the hospital.”
Then he started beating me and he kept saying, ‘Get on the ground’.”‘
I want to know what happened to my friend’Police are investigating whether the woman suffered a head injury.
The ABC has not been able to verify the woman’s account, which the Victoria Police Service has confirmed is “not accurate”.”
At this time the woman is not in a position to give any further information,” the police statement said in response to questions from the ABC.”
Victoria Police has been in contact with the woman and will conduct a full and independent investigation into the incident.
“Police said the woman has not yet been charged, and a statement on the Victoria police’s Facebook page said it was not aware of any other allegations.”
If anyone has any information relating to the case, they should contact police,” the post said.