Indicator of Sydney Danny Lim was detained and taken to the hospital in Sydney’s central business district after a video prompted police to launch an investigation.
A well-known resident of Sydney was thrown to the ground by police as they attempted to apprehend him in a busy mall.
Sydney landmark After suffering facial and head injuries during his arrest, Danny Lim was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Bystander video of the arrest shows Mr. Lim struggling against the two officers who have grabbed him by the arms.
The two officers then handcuff him and throw him to the ground face first.
Chris Murphy, a criminal defense attorney from Sydney whose firm has previously represented Mr. Lim, claims that Mr. Lim is in “serious” condition in the hospital.
Sharing a photo of Mr. Lim’s injuries on Twitter, he wrote, “Black eye, subdural haematoma and condition serious.”
The subdural damage to his skull is of immediate concern, Mr. Murphy said.
Police say that at around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, security at the Queen Victoria Building called them to report that a 78-year-old man had refused to leave after being asked to do so.
According to a police spokesperson, “Police will allege the man was subsequently issued a move on direction by officers and failed to comply.”
After the man injured his cheekbone while struggling with police, they decided to call off the arrest.
Paramedics attended to him at the scene and then transported him to St. Vincent’s Hospital.
Officers from the Sydney City area command reviewed body worn video of the incident, and the NSW Police say that inquiries into the arrest are ongoing.
An independent review has been initiated to look into the police’s actions during the incident as the investigation into the incident continues, a spokesperson said.
During his arrest, Mr. Lim was carrying one of his signature signs that read “SMILE CVNT! On one side it says “WHY CVNT?”
He is well-known in Sydney for carrying sandwich boards with the word “CVNT” written in place of “c***” on them.