David Dungay inquest: officer says he thought response team sent to 'security situation'
Officer in charge of immediate action team says he was not told nurse only wanted Dungay to stop eating biscuits
The officer in charge of a rapid response team involved in the forcible transfer of an Indigenous inmate who then died has said he was not told medical staff only wanted the inmate to stop eating a packet of biscuits.
The man, referred to as Officer A for legal reasons, said he was made to think by Corrections staff it was a “security situation”, which justified the use of his immediate action team (IAT). He said he was not told a nurse only wanted Dungay to stop eating biscuits, or that a doctor had allegedly refused to sign a medical certificate endorsing the transfer.Continue reading...