Police say just before midnight on Saturday March 2, local officers in Doomadgee, a remote community in north-west Queensland, attended a large disturbance where police allege a man smashed a torch into a female officer’s face, breaking her nose.
The man was arrested and taken to the police watch house.
Police say later that night a large crowd fronted at the local police station and smashed its front doors.
Police reinforcements were sent to the town over the weekend.
On March 7 a few hundred residents staged a peaceful protest.
Community spokesman Alec Doomadgee said the extra police, have heightened the community’s sense of fear. “There’s no respect for leadership in the community from the coppers, the police, at all – they’ve been in mediation the last day or so and still nothing has been resolved,” he said. Continue reading “Doomadgee: Crowd smashes police station after man arrested”