Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Man Loses $1.5M Claim against Cops

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Man Loses $1.5M Claim against Cops

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Byline: Geoff Egan geoff.egan@qt.com.au

A MAN who wanted $1.5 million in damages for assaults he claimed occurred while being arrested twice by police has had his case dismissed and been ordered to pay costs.

Dominic Michael Burke, 36, claimed in the Ipswich District Court a police officer had "king hit" him in an attempt to arrest him after he fled from them with his hands handcuffed behind his back in 2007, and the same officer and another had assaulted him when they arrested him in 2010.

Burke initially called for $1,595808.32 in damages, however, abandoned that claim as it was above the Ipswich District Court's jurisdictional limit of $750,000.

He later put in a claim of $217,622.80.

He was arrested in Fortitude Valley in 2007 after police caught him urinating in public.

He attempted to flee police but was caught and handcuffed.

Burke fled again from the police, running across four lanes of traffic and into an alley.

He was arrested by an officer, who tackled Burke to the ground, which Burke claimed was negligent. …

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