Shocking moment e-scooter rider tells police to ‘relax’ after uncovering drugs and a knife in his back pocket
Jack Beasley stabbed to death in 2019 Queensland police use ‘Jack’s Law’ to investigate Queensland police arrest with knife
A teenage e-scooter rider had a surprising reaction when police pulled out drugs and a knife from his back pocket, telling officers to ‘relax’.
Police bodycam footage shows officers chasing down and stopping a 17-year-old boy for not wearing a helmet in Brisbane last Thursday.
Three officers then searched and discovered a large quantity of drugs and a 60cm blade.
He was immediately arrested and charged with a string of offenses connected to an armed robbery on public transport earlier that day.
These include two counts of theft, one count each of extortion, possession of paraphernalia, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of a knife in a public place and armed robbery.
He refused police bail and is due to reappear in Brisbane Children’s Court.
A teenage e-scooter rider had a surprising reaction when police discovered drugs and a knife in his back pocket (pictured), telling officers to ‘relax’
Police bodycam footage (pictured) shows officers chasing and stopping a 17-year-old boy in Brisbane last Thursday for not wearing a helmet.
The clip shows a female officer reacting in shock when she sees her colleague holding the knife.
‘It’s a knife all right,’ said an officer.
The police then placed the blade in his bicycle carrier as the situation became more tense.
The teenager’s voice and identity have been withheld for legal reasons but he told officers to ‘relax’.
‘No, I’m not going to relax, we’ve got a foot and a half blade out of your back pocket,’ says the officer.
‘I’m not relaxed.’
As part of a new law in Queensland, officers uncovered the blade by waving a metal detector wand at the teenager’s body.
Police ‘wanded’ 158 people in Brisbane last Thursday and found 36 weapons from 3086 scans since increasing knife search powers.
Jack Beasley (pictured left with his father Brett) died in 2019 after being stabbed during a night out with friends in Surfers Paradise. Police were given more powers to search for knives in his death
The police found the 60 cm blade on the teenager who was dragged because he was not wearing a latmate
The new laws are known as ‘Jack’s Law’, and were passed in 2019 following the stabbing death of 17-year-old Jack Beasley outside a Surfers Paradise convenience store.
The Police Powers and Responsibilities (Jack’s Law) Amendment Act 2023 arose out of the trial use of metal detectors to detect knives in secure night precincts on the Gold Coast between May 2021 and November 2022.
Queensland police recently ran a 12-month trial using scanning devices to detect knives, which was extended to April 30, 2025.
Last month Queensland police revealed there had been a 21 per cent increase in the number of people aged 10 to 21 possessing knives in the past year.