Victoria Police are trained to issue summonses rather than arrest where possible - why was this pregnant mum handcuffed?
This is a disgrace.
Handcuffed with a full bladder, just prior to her pregnancy ultrasound.
In her home.
In front of her children.
Not a continuing offence.
No flight risk.
Arrested, handcuffed, taken away and put before the court.
Bailed until next January.
A Stasi-inspired disgrace.
Shout out to Victoria Police members and former members.— Michael Smith News (@mpsmithnews) September 2, 2020
Who remembers having the doctrine "Summons procedure is always preferred over arrest" drummed into you?
Why is this pregnant mum handcuffed & taken away?https://t.co/4JXRFIAAhp