Australian guard saw indigenous prisoner’s breathing difficulty as a ruse, inquest told

Prisoner David Dungay Jr is restrained by correctional services officers in a cell in Long Beach jail, Sydney, Australia December 29, 2015 in this still image from video provided by the New South Wales Coroners Court-Sydney July 19, 2018. Faces obscured at source. New South Wales Coroners Court-Sydney/Handout via Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A mentally ill indigenous prisoner in Australia who died after being restrained appeared to be pretending to struggle for breath as a “diversionary tactic” to avoid moving cells, a guard who helped hold him down told an inquest on Thursday. Indigenous people are just 700,000 of Australia’s population of 24 million, but […]

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