Two police officers probed over alleged assault

Two Victoria Police officers have been suspended following an allegation they assaulted a 58-year-old man during an arrest in Melbourne’s south-east in the early hours of Friday morning.

In a statement, Victoria Police said the 58-year-old man was injured in Narre Warren South shortly after 1.30am on Friday and had to be taken to hospital for treatment. He has since been discharged.

Two senior constables from the transit and public safety command involved in the arrest were suspended from duty on Monday, pending the outcome of an internal investigation by the Victoria Police professional standards command.

Victoria’s anti-corruption watchdog, the Independent Board-based Anti-Corruption Commission will oversee the police probe and make recommendations to the force if necessary.

The commission is tasked with preventing and exposing police misconduct.

In addition to reviewing internal police investigations, the commission also assesses complaints against police personnel, investigates systemic corruption within the force and audits Victoria Police’s handling of complaints.

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