: “Significant Supreme Court Win for Victim of Police Brutality”

Aug 2019

image001 Tuesday 27th of August, 2019

Media Release|VALS and Robinson Gill Lawyers Joint Media Release: “Significant Supreme Court Win for Victim of Police Brutality”

This is a joint-statement signed by Nerita Waight, Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS) and Jeremy King, Principal Lawyer on behalf of Robinson Gill Lawyers, in response to this morning’s Supreme Court Judgment of Her Honour Justice Richards.

Today, Her Honour found that in April 2015 Eathan Cruse was assaulted and battered by Victoria Police whilst in handcuffs. Justice Richards awarded him significant damages for the conduct of Victoria Police which she found was: “a shocking departure from the standards set for police officers by Parliament and expected of them by the community”.

Full statement in the below link;

VALS and Robinson Gill Lawyers Joint press release – Eathan Cruse v State of Victoria