Prisoner bashed by guards unable to access body-camera footage

A former Victorian prisoner viciously bashed by guards while he was naked and handcuffed lying face-down on a cell floor has been unable to view footage of his assault from their body-worn cameras because of a law requiring these recordings be kept secret.

Liberty Victoria president, barrister Julia Kretzenbacher, said the organisation supported legislative change to enable body-worn camera footage to be made available in civil proceedings.

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The Age
Richard Baker