Video emerges of woman claiming she was choked in Victoria Police mask arrest
Christiane Barro 11Aug2020
Video has emerged of a Victorian police officer arresting an unmasked young woman who claims she is being choked during the confrontation.
The footage — filmed by a bystander as well as witnesses from a nearby apartment — is being shared on Tuesday morning as ‘anti-maskers’ continue to compile what they say are examples of excessive force being used by police during coronavirus lockdowns.
At the start of the videos, it appears the policeman is speaking up-close to the woman — who is not wearing a mask — on a Melbourne street before a struggle ensues.
The unidentified woman is heard repeatedly shouting “he’s choking me” while the officer’s gloved hands appear to be around her throat, before she is pushed against a brick wall.
“What the f— are you doing to me? What have I done? What have I done?,” the woman screams after being pushed down onto the footpath.
Victoria Police issued a statement on Tuesday, saying the 21-year-old woman had been charged with resisting and assaulting police.
They said she was arrested after failing to provide her name and address. [...]