Police will be investigated over videos showing two men being slammed to the ground by officers after they were accused of littering.
Mobile phone footage captured at Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley at 12.45am on Sunday showed one suspect being pinned to a power pole and handcuffed on the busy street.
Another officer ran at a second man and slammed him down to the concrete.
A third man brawled with two officers before being tackled to the ground.
Revellers crowded around the escalating situation.
‘What the f***?’ an unseen man yelled. ‘He didn’t do anything.’
Police tried to restrain the third man by his arms and feet, but he writhed out of their grasp and fell hard on to the concrete. Officers then sat on his legs.
‘What did he do?’ a witness asked police.
‘Get back!’ an officer replied.
According to 9 News, the incident began when one reveller was accused of littering in the street.
The network reported the men claimed they did nothing wrong, but a spokesman for Queensland police told Daily Mail Australia all three men were charged.
‘A 21-year-old man was issued with a banning notice as well as two public nuisance infringement notices for obstruct police and disorderly behaviour.
‘A 28-year-old man was issued with an infringement notice for public nuisance – disorderly behaviour.
‘A 26-year-old man was issued with two public nuisance infringement notices, one for disorderly behaviour and the other for disobey a police requirement.’
The spokesman said senior officers are reviewing the footage to determine whether those on the scene behaved appropriately.