Alex Greenwich, the Independent Member for Sydney, has expressed concern at footage of Police interaction with a young man at this year's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. The footage can be viewed here.
Mr Greenwich said:
"This footage is certainly distressing and I will be calling for a full investigation"
"I have also spoken with other parade goers who have described similar events and will be bring this to the Police Minister's attention as a matter of urgency"
Mr Greenwich expressed great respect for the way the local police have worked with Sydney's LGBTI community:
"The local commands around Sydney have proven to be very supportive and worked well with the gay and lesbian community. This is what makes the footage so surprising and concerning"
Mr Greenwich can be contacted on 9360 3053