Police officer suspended amid probe into Melbourne arrest video

A Victoria Police officer has been suspended from duty as police investigate a video of a man being slammed to the ground during an arrest at a Melbourne train station during last week's protests. The video, which began circulating on social media on Thursday, appears to show a police officer approaching a man, who is talking to other officers, and tackling him to the ground at Flinders Street Station. A loud noise can be heard as the man hits the station's tiled floor. READ MORE: Victoria marks highest ever COVID-19 tally According to Victoria Police, the video was filmed last Wednesday. "Victoria Police continues to investigate an incident filmed at Flinders Street Station on 22 September and shared on social media," police said this afternoon. "An acting sergeant from a specialist Support Unit has since been suspended as a result of early enquiries." Hundreds of police were tasked to patrol Melbourne CBD on Wednesday after thousands of protesters caused chaos on Monday and..

A Victoria Police officer has been suspended from duty as police investigate a video of a man being slammed to the ground during an arrest at a Melbourne train station during last week's protests.

The video, which began circulating on social media on Thursday, appears to show a police officer approaching a man, who is talking to other officers, and tackling him to the ground at Flinders Street Station.

A loud noise can be heard as the man hits the station's tiled floor.

READ MORE: Victoria marks highest ever COVID-19 tally

According to Victoria Police, the video was filmed last Wednesday.

"Victoria Police continues to investigate an incident filmed at Flinders Street Station on 22 September and shared on social media," police said this afternoon.

"An acting sergeant from a specialist Support Unit has since been suspended as a result of early enquiries."

Hundreds of police were tasked to patrol Melbourne CBD on Wednesday after thousands of protesters caused chaos on Monday and Tuesday.

Police arrested 215 people in the city on Wednesday as the protests continued.

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