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Sydney teenager thrown to pavement by police at Mardi Gras awarded $40,000

in AUSTRALIA, 08/02/2014

19-year-old Jamie Jackson, who was thrown to the pavement while handcuffed by a police officer during the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade, has been awarded $40,000 in costs against the NSW Police Force and now intends to sue for damages.

Sydney teenager Jamie Jackson has been awarded $39,000 but the officer who assaulted him while he was handcuffed at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is still working for the police.

Jackson, then 18, had been watching the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Parade when two police officers arrested him over they say was a kick at another spectator which did not connect.

Jackson later said the kick had been playful in intention because he thought the woman it was directed at was somebody he knew and had just been to get her attention.

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