Police: move ‘homeless piece of s***’

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A VIDEO capturing police officers allegedly ‘harassing a poor homeless man’ has gone viral — infuriating thousands of people.

Keteilia Harris, who filmed the video, claims one of the Sydney police officers “punched the homeless man” before the video was taken.

“Just witnessed this police officer harass a poor homeless man while he was ‘hanging around’ collecting his free dinner that lovely people were providing,” Ms Harris wrote on Facebook.

“Before this video the police officer punched him and asked him to move away 500 meters after calling him “a homeless piece of s***” while the man was asking the police officer why he’s being sent away.”

The video shows an officer grabbing the man and pushing him up against a railing.

A police officer is heard saying “I’m going to write you a ticket”.

“What for?” the homeless man asks.

“For offensive behaviour, offensive language,” the police officer replies.

“Where is the offensive behaviour?” the homeless man questions.

Just witnessed this police officer harass a poor homeless man while he was “hanging around” collecting his free dinner that lovely people were providing! Before this video the police officer punched him and asked him to move away 500 meters after calling him “a homeless piece of shit” whilst the man was asking the police officer why he’s being sent away. He was in the middle of eating his provided dinner. This is the most disgusting thing I’ve ever witnessed first hand. If anyone recognises this police officer please let me know as id like to report this. I see this homesless man a lot when I’m on my way to uni and I always chat with him, he’s not a bad guy at all. 🙃🙃🙃🙃😡😡😡 pls share

Posted by Keteilia Harris on Thursday, June 22, 2017

“So here’s what’s going to happen — I have a ticket for offensive behaviour and I’ll give you one more chance to move and if not, if not, shut up, shut up for f***’s sake,” the police officer says as the man attempts to talk over the top of him.

Ms Harris said the homeless man had just received his dinner when police approached him.

She described the incident as “disgusting”.

“He was in the middle of eating his provided dinner,” she wrote.

“This is the most disgusting thing I’ve ever witnessed first hand. If anyone recognises this police officer please let me know as I’d like to report this. I see this homeless man a lot when I’m on my way to uni and I always chat with him, he’s not a bad guy at all.”

The video has received over 5000 comments on Facebook, more than 7,400 shares and over 589,000 views.

Comments on the video include, “Even if the homeless guy did say anything to the police officer then was no need to use violence”, “disgusting behaviour”, and “So good you caught this on video, disgusting and these cops should be fired’.



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