Shocking footage shows NRL star Curtis Scott writhing in pain after being sprayed with pepper by police
Shocking new footage shows NRL star Curtis Scott writhing in pain after being sprayed with pepper spray by police for sleeping under a tree
Disturbing footage shows Canberra Raiders center Curtis Scott writhing to the ground in agony after being sprayed with pepper spray and taged by police.
The 22-year-old was charged with seven felonies – two of assaulting a police officer and one of resisting arrest – after officers found him asleep under a tree following Australia Day celebrations on January 27.
However, all but two charges were dropped when confrontational camera footage emerged showing Scott yelling at the heavy-handed police.
The vision played in court on Thursday showed that Scott was told by an officer ‘it’s not that bad’ after being sprayed with pepper in his face, 7 News reported.
Scott’s attorney argued that the decision to tasse the NRL star was disproportionate as his client had only raised his voice and followed the police order not to oppose arrest.
The rugby league player can be heard in the footage repeatedly saying he had ‘done nothing wrong’.
Disturbing footage has surfaced showing Canberra Raiders center Curtis Scott squirming in pain after being sprayed and teased by police
Vision played in court on Thursday showed Scott was told by an officer ‘it’s not that bad’ after being sprayed in the face with pepper
Magistrate Jennifer Giles said the vision was so difficult to view the footage that she did not want to see it a third time, criticizing police for claiming that she was handcuffed appropriately to handcuff an unconscious man.
Magistrate Giles said that argument was “a very long and frightening bow.”
Scott’s attorney Sam Macedone said the NRL player feared he would have jeopardized his future in the league after the arrest and also lost a Nike sponsorship deal.
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