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QPS defends officer who pulled Taser on 'bikie' tattoo man

SENIOR Queensland police have defended the actions of an officer who pulled a Taser on a tourist, who had a neck tattoo allegedly linked to an outlaw motorcycle gang, during a routine traffic stop on the Gold Coast.

The Victorian man had refused to hand over a mobile phone he was using to film the incident, which occurred on Monday afternoon at Broadbeach Waters.

The footage has since gone viral with more than 1.7 million views and 34,600 shares on Facebook.

Just drove out of Gold Coast airport, I have no club gear on at all they simply seen me and my partner Hayley at a red light noticed a 13 tattooed on my neck and pulled us over made us get out of car.. I was strip searched on the side of a major freeway by four officers and told to get on the ground? Pfft what a joke welcome to QLD Ay as soon as We got pulled over I started recording because I have been advised to from lawyer in case something like this may happen ..the other female officer tells me I can't film grabs me on the throat then pulls a taser on me ? For what executing my rights ? After they worked out who I was after checking my ID searching the car and all that the female officer in charge ses to me we will make a deal with you! You delete that footage or else we will confiscate yours and your girlfriends phone for 28days so I unlocked my phone and the female officer in charge deleted the footage! ...Well lucky my phone saves deleted photos and videos so everyone feel free to share this this is fkd up what a good start to our holiday str8 from airport and into our rental car what a joke..WE ALL HAVE RIGHTS! DONT LET THEM TAKE THEM AWAY!..

Posted by Hayley Van Hostauyen on Monday, October 26, 2015

"Just drove out of Gold Coast airport, I have no club gear on at all they simply seen me and my partner Hayley at a red light noticed a 13 tattooed on my neck and pulled us over made us get out of car," a note accompanying the video read.

The incident is now being reviewed by the Queensland Police Service (QPS).

Read more on the ABC.



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