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Australia: Alleged Mardi Gras LGBT assaults linked

Star Observer
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September 4, 2013
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A police officer at the centre of the now-infamous Jamie Jackson Mardi Gras incident was also a key participant in the alleged mistreatment of another gay man on Oxford St on the same night.

CCTV footage taken from the Colombian Hotel at around 11:28pm on the night of Saturday March 2, the night of the 2013 Mardi Gras parade, shows police officer Goya Hedayat, badge identification number Fairfield LAC 266, involved in the detainment and arrest of 32-year old gay activist Bryn Hutchinson, who suffered bruises and contusions during the arrest and was charged with assaulting police.

The Colombian CCTV footage was shown at Hutchinson’s court hearing at Downing Centre Local Court last Wednesday, where it was revealed that Hedayat was the officer to place handcuffs on Hutchinson, and was also named as one of the officers who lifted Hutchinson up from the ground.