GP claims police brutality while defending patient

Amid accusations of excessive force by NSW Police at this month’s Mardi Gras festivities in Sydney, Gold Coast practitioner Dr Riaan Jeffery last week gave an account of what he said was brutality by Queensland Police at his practice on a busy Saturday morning last May.

He said he had just finished consulting a man in relation to severe stress and anxiety, and had told the patient to return on Monday for a psychology referral, when he heard a disruption in the carpark.