AUSTRALIA – Queensland: Indigenous community demand answers and promise to protest over Sheila Oakley being tasered (2014-02-17)

Published on February 17 2014 by admin

[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Protesters say they will march on Logan police again this Saturday and every Saturday until some answers into how a local indigenous Woodridge woman, Sheila Oakle, who is participating in the protest, was tasered in the eye are given. Meanwhile, Ms Oakley had returned to hospital yesterday for more surgery to her injured eye.]]

Quest Newspapers, by Heidi Braithwaite

Protesters will march on Logan police again this Saturday and every Saturday until some answers into how a local Woodridge woman was tasered in the eye are given.

Injured woman Sheila Oakley led more than 100 members of the indigenous community from her home to the nearby Logan District police Headquarters on Saturday calling for justice and an end to police brutality.

Ms Oakley confronted Logan District Acting Chief Superintendent Noel Powers outside the station presenting him with a petition calling for the officer who fired the Taser to be named, stood down and charged, and for Tasers to be removed from all officers.

Vocal indigenous spokesman Paul Butterworth said the lack of concern shown by police for Ms Oakley was disappointing.

“Mr Powers couldn’t even ask how she was going,” he said.

Mr Butterworth said a march would be held at the same time this Saturday and every Saturday until the police provided some answers in to how this incident occurred.

“We want answers and this is going to go on and on until we get some,” he said.

He said while Ms Oakley had returned to hospital yesterday for more surgery to her injured eye, he hoped she would be able to march again on Saturday.

http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/logan/indigenous-community-demand-answers-and-promise-to-protest-over-sheila-oakley-being-tasered/story-fni9r0nh-1226829263339

 

 

 

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