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Three West Australian police officers have been put under investigation after a disturbing video of an arrest was played in court.

The officers, known as Hitchen, Richardson and Thompson, originally claimed a woman grabbed one of their guns during the confrontation.

However, shocking footage captured by a witness shows otherwise, with the officers seen kicking the woman to the ground and unleashing more than 20 punches on another man.

 

Three West Australian police officers have been put under investigation after a disturbing video of an arrest was played in court, showing them kicking a woman and punching a man in the face

Jacqueline Briffa faced three charges of assaulting a police officer and attempting to possess a firearm, with all thrown out in court after the video was played, The West Australian reports.

The incident occurred in Hamilton Hill, south west of Perth, and was filmed by witness Elise Svanberg, who described the scene as ‘awful’.

‘It ended up being 19 police officers and nine police cars… it was awful and that’s not their job,’ she told 7 News. 

The magistrate called the allegations Ms Briffa had tried to remove one of the guns as ‘frankly nonsense’ before throwing the charges out.

Meanwhile, the man who was punched multiple times walked away with a $100 fine after being charged with obstructing police.

The officers pictured in the video have been placed under review, but have been allowed to remain on full duties. 

 The incident occurred in Hamilton Hill, south west of Perth, and was filmed by witness Elise Svanberg (pictured), who described the scene as 'awful'

 The incident occurred in Hamilton Hill, south west of Perth, and was filmed by witness Elise Svanberg (pictured), who described the scene as ‘awful’

The officers, known as Hitchen, Richardson and Thompson, originally claimed a woman grabbed one of their guns, however after watching the footage  all the charges against the woman were thrown out of court

The officers, known as Hitchen, Richardson and Thompson, originally claimed a woman grabbed one of their guns, however after watching the footage all the charges against the woman were thrown out of court

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