‘I’m a victim’: Indigenous activist’s horrific death
A woman who died after being beaten by police in a Queensland community centre says she was forced to watch as police raped her for hours.
Key points:Ms McManus, 24, was assaulted in the centre of Brisbane’s CBD on September 26, 2016A woman who says she has been a victim of sexual assault has spoken outA woman’s statement has been releasedPolice say they were called to a disturbance at a home in the city’s CBD after Ms McManu said she was assaulted and threatened by police.
Police say the woman and her friend were at the house in the early hours of the morning and the group was approached by police when the group did not leave the property.
Police said the woman was assaulted on the ground and assaulted with a cane, before she was taken to a waiting car and assaulted in an upstairs bedroom.
“I’m in shock, I’m a little upset, I’ve got no answers for it,” she said.
“The police were all over me and I was just standing there with no words.”
The woman says she spent the next few days in hospital recovering from her injuries.
She has spoken about the trauma she suffered while in hospital and has spoken to the media.
The woman’s mother, who did not want to be named, says her daughter has been the victim of a sexual assault, and is worried her death may not be as public as she had hoped.
“She was raped and beaten by the police,” she told News Corp.
“This is a tragedy, we want justice for her.”
Ms McMans statement has also been released to the ABC.
Police have not commented on the details of the investigation.
Topics:sexual-offences,police,law-crime-and-justice,cambodiaFirst posted September 26, 2017 13:24:13Contact Adam ThomasMore stories from Queensland