Victoria Police officer suspended over video of violent Flinders Street arrest

Victoria Police has suspended an officer who was filmed during an arrest where he appeared to grab a man from behind and swing him to the ground.

Barrister and Liberty Victoria president Julia Kretzenbacher wrote on Twitter that it was "unacceptable" behaviour.

"VicPol have powers to use force, but they have to be exercised lawfully and safely," she wrote.

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