David Dungay inquest: officer says he thought response team sent to 'security situation'

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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.

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