Worrying moment, a police officer attacks a girl, 16, in custody after she has given him a & # 39; dog & # 39; – if he gets out with a fine and is allowed to keep his job
- Andrew David Barber, 36, forcefully pushed the girl onto a bench and sat down on her
- He was instructed to guide the girl to the guardhouse on suspicions of theft
- She kicked the door when Mr. Barber closed it and slapped him in the face
- A magistrate said his actions are a & # 39; gross overreaction & # 39; were against a vulnerable girl
Disturbing footage has emerged of a police officer who violently assaulted a 16-year-old girl in custody after she handed him a & # 39; dog & # 39; called.
Andrew David Barber, 36, forcefully pushed the girl onto a bench and sat down on her in an incident captured by a CCTV camera on May 25.
The chief of police was charged with escorting the teenager to the guardhouse on suspicion of attempted theft, the Magistrates Court of Perth heard Friday.
But when she gave him a & # 39; dog & # 39; called and kicked the door, making him fall on his face, he snarled, Perth now reported.
Footage shows the girl who was in jail with the door open because police wanted to make her comfortable and get fresh air.
She then begins to abuse the police and step outside the open cell.
You can see a hairdresser running to the girl and pushing her back into the cell. He threw her in on the chair before trying to lock the cell door.
When Barber tried to close the door, the girl called him a & # 39; dog & # 39; before he hit the cell door, which hit him in the face.
Barber then threw her on the couch and said & # 39; f *** you b *** & # 39 ;.
He later sat on the young girl and tried to hit her in the head before he walked out of the cell and closed the door.
Andrew David Barber (photo), 36, forcefully pushed the girl onto a bench and sat down on her in an incident captured by a CCTV camera on May 25.
The young girl remained on the cell and held her hands to her head.
Magistrate Greg Smith described the incident as a & # 39; gross overreaction & # 39; against a vulnerable girl.
& # 39; It was not necessary at all, & # 39; said the magistrate.
The girl did not need medical assistance after the incident, police said.
Barber, who has been an officer for 11 years, has relapsed from his operational duties and pleaded guilty for an ordinary attack.
The Chief Commissioner was charged with escorting the teenager to the guardhouse on suspicion of an attempted theft, the Perth Magistrates Court heard on Friday
He was fined $ 2500 and was ordered to pay $ 705 in court fees.
A conviction will not be included against his name.
Mr. Smith noted that the girl had abused and he accepted that Barber was sorry and would probably not repeat.
He said that while police officers were human like everyone else, they often ended up in stressful situations.
& # 39; Ordinary people with a good character can sometimes lose their temper & # 39 ;, he said.
& # 39; The community expects … from police officers a very high standard of behavior and a high degree of self-control. & # 39;
But when she kicked the door and struck his face, he wrestled her in what magistrate Greg Smith described as a & # 39; gross overreaction & # 39; against a vulnerable girl
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