No action yet for officer who pushed Auckland teen off bike

Thirteen year-old Matthew Heather was shocked at the heavy-handed treatment by a police officer in South Auckland. The video clip capturing the incident was posted online.

Police are yet to decide the fate of an officer who aggressively pushed an Auckland teen off his bike, despite more than six weeks passing since the incident.

The teen, Matthew Heather, 13, did not suffer any injuries but was shown being pushed off his bike and onto the ground before being pulled up against a fence by the officer.

The footage of the incident in Mangere Bridge was caught by a member of the group Matthew was with and published on Facebook on August 27, gaining thousands of views and hundreds of comments.

An Image taken from Cee La Tonga Taumoefolau's Facebook video showing a police officer pushing Matthew Heather, 13, from ...

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An Image taken from Cee La Tonga Taumoefolau’s Facebook video showing a police officer pushing Matthew Heather, 13, from his bike with force.

Police said initially they were investigating as to whether the incident would be treated as a criminal or employment matter.

source:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/85143847/no-action-yet-for-officer-who-pushed-auckland-teen-off-bike