NSW Police charge two of their own over the assault of a 92-year-old man in Picton

Max Corstorphan
The Nightly
Two NSW Police officers have been charged with assault following an incident involving a 92-year-old man in southwest Sydney earlier this year. (Dean Lewins/AAP PHOTOS)
Two NSW Police officers have been charged with assault following an incident involving a 92-year-old man in southwest Sydney earlier this year. (Dean Lewins/AAP PHOTOS) Credit: AAP

Two NSW Police officers have been charged with assault following an incident involving a 92-year-old man in southwest Sydney earlier this year.

The incident occurred on the evening of January 21, when officers responded to reports of a domestic incident at a home on Campbell Street, Picton.

The elderly man sustained injuries which allegedly resulted from “an interaction with the officers”.

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The 92-year-old was subsequently taken to the hospital, where he was treated for a fractured right elbow and significant bruising to his head and arms.

An internal investigation by the NSW Police led to a male senior constable and a male constable, both from the South West Metropolitan Region, being issued court attendance notices.

The charges against them include assault occasioning actual bodily harm, with the constable also facing an additional assault charge.

The senior constable is scheduled to appear at Campbelltown Local Court on July 30, while the constable will appear on August 6.

NSW Police said in a statement: “Both officers will be suspended with pay.”

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