Embarrassing moment when suspected domestic violence perpetrator is arrested in his underwear as part of a major operation to apprehend some of Australia’s ‘most violent’ partners
- NSW police arrest 662 people in domestic violence operation
- More than 1,100 charges were filed against alleged perpetrators
- The week-long operation got many out of their beds
A man who is taken out of his house in his underwear is one 644 suspected domestic violence perpetrators arrested as part of a major police operation to crack down on alleged abusive partners.
NSW police footage shows man in black hipster briefs wrestling with officers as he is arrested on suspicion domestic violence causing actual bodily harm and common assault.
Police handcuffed the man inside his home before leading him to the front door and knocking him to the ground as he struggled.
‘Not continue!’ one of the arresting officers tells the man in his sports shorts.
The litany of arrests across the state came as part of Operation Amarok II, which saw weapons such as firearms, knives, gel blasters and even harpoon guns seized by police.
Footage from NSW Police shows the man in black hipster briefs wrestling with officers as he is arrested for alleged domestic violence causing actual bodily harm and common assault
The police have filed more than 1,100 charges against the alleged perpetrators of their raids.
One of the most disturbing arrests came in the regional town of Broken Hill, where police executed a firearms prevention warrant just before 10 a.m. Thursday and reportedly found a .22 Magnum firearm, a bolt from another firearm and ammunition.
A 35-year-old man was charged with two counts of possession of an unauthorized firearm, possession of unlicensed/permit/authority ammunition, and breach of bail.
At the Griffith, three men were arrested after a search warrant reportedly found a .22 caliber pump shotgun, a rifle blaster, prohibited drugs, cash and paraphernalia believed to be related to the drug supply.
They were charged with multiple offenses, including AVO violations and illegal possession of firearms.
A 16-year-old boy was also arrested in Rose Bay in eastern Sydney after a short chase.
The man was wanted for an alleged crime of domestic violence and police found him not far from his home, reportedly with a harpoon gun in the vehicle.
The police will claim in court that the boy threatened his mother with the harpoon gun.
He was charged with armed with intent to commit a criminal offence, stalking/harassment, intent to inflict physical etc. (domestic) harm and taking and driving transportation without the owner’s consent.
Firearms and other prohibited weapons were reportedly seized as part of the operation
NSW police arrested 644 people as part of Operation Amarok II, with more than 1100 charges against the alleged perpetrators
In the Riverina region of NSW, three men were arrested after a search warrant allegedly found a .22-caliber pump shotgun, a rifle blaster, prohibited drugs, cash and paraphernalia believed to be related to the supply of drugs
In a statement on Wednesday, NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb said the arrests of 644 people help protect victims from future violence.
Let’s be clear, domestic violence is a crime. Our operation was particularly focused on those criminals who were repeat offenders,” Ms Webb said.
Police and Counter Terrorism Minister Yasmin Catley said domestic violence is one of the biggest problems facing our generation.
“We know that domestic violence is a community-wide problem, and we need to address that in any way we can,” she said.
“And the NSW Police are doing just that through their action with Amarok.”