A young father suffered a seizure after an undercover policeman put him in a chokehold in the middle of a busy Melbourne shopping centre.
Dramatic footage captured at Dandenong Plaza, in the city’s south, shows the 19-year-old in a chokehold from a male officer while a female officer stood to the side about 11am on Tuesday.
It’s understood the teenager was sharing a meal with his partner and 19-month-old baby when officers approached.
An ambulance shortly after took him to hospital for observation while under police guard.
He was forced to the ground during the arrest and reportedly suffered a seizure and head injuries. He was later taken to hospital.
Witness-captured video of the arrest shows the 19-year-old writhing on the floor as the male officer put pressure on his back and the female officer handcuffed him.
Victoria Police said the man was arrested ‘in relation to a number of ongoing investigations involving theft of motor vehicles, theft from motor vehicles and burglaries across Melbourne’.
‘The matter has been referred to Professional Standards Command for review,’ it said in a statement.
A 19-year-old man reportedly suffered a seizure during an arrest from undercover police (above) at Dandenong Plaza on Tuesday
Witness-captured vision from the arrest shows the male Victoria Police officer put the teenager in a chokehold (above) before forcing him to the ground