Police kick 21-year-old driver to knees during violent arrest in Logan, Queensland

Police kick 21-year-old driver to knees during violent arrest in Logan, Queensland

Swarm of moments after a 21-year-old driver was kicked and kneed by police officers during a ‘brutal’ daylight arrest – as the motorist insisted he was co-operating

The 21-year-old man who assaulted police after his dramatic arrest in Brisbane’s South Riley James McBride said he had complied with officers.

A young man assaulted police after being dragged from his blue Hyundai and punched and kicked by several officers during a dramatic broad daylight arrest.

Riley James McBride, 21, claimed he co-operated with Queensland Police officers when he was arrested in Logan, south of Brisbane, on Thursday.

The claims come after McBride pleaded guilty at Binley Magistrates’ Court on Friday to various offences, including dangerous driving and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Dramatic footage of the arrest outside a service station showed two officers pulling McBride from his Hyundai before hitting him in the head and chest.

When another officer joined the fray, McBride was tackled to the ground.

‘They knelt on my head [and put my] Face down, they started taunting it and punching me and I agreed with them,’ McBride told 7 News.

‘I was trying to do what they told me to do and they were being brutal.’

Dramatic scenes of arrest (pictured) saw Riley James McBride, 21, punched, kicked and kneed by three officers in Logan, south of Brisbane.

‘I was trying to do what they told me to do and they were brutal,’ McBride said.

McBride said his hand and the side of his face were swollen after the incident.

Queensland Police said the Woodridge man was seen driving dangerously on Lake Road and brandishing a knife at an off-duty officer.

‘I threw some metal at him, he thought I threw a knife at him,’ McBride said.

Officers tracked McBride to a petrol station on Compton Road where police allege he collided with two vehicles, one a police car, as he attempted to flee.

Dashcam vision shows officers pulling the 21-year-old from the Hyundai and throwing him to the ground before crashing into two cars.

Queensland Police said an off-duty officer saw the Woodridge man driving dangerously on Lake Road and would later allege he threw a knife at him.

A police statement said, ‘During the search of the vehicle, the police allegedly found several weapons.

McBride was charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a weapon, obstructing police, possession of tainted property and driving as a learner driver unaccompanied and without displaying an L-plate.

The 21-year-old pleaded guilty to all charges and was fined $500.

The police will review the matter during the investigation.


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