Victoria Police respond after distressed woman in car goes viral
Victoria Police responded after the viral transmission of a dramatic arrest of a woman in the car. The 29-year-old posted a video on Saturday of herself getting out of her car in Kalkallo, north of Melbourne.
I think @Victoriapolice have now gone too far. THE WORLD IS WATCHING.@ScottMorrisonMP, this is one of many, many recent examples of police bullying & overreach. How much longer will you let Australian citizens be subjected to a ruthless police regime without basic rights? https://t.co/8N9yBLM3ma
— Rob Roy (@RobRuadh) September 12, 2020
She shouted, “I don’t feel safe” during the filming, as a policeman leaned down to get her out of the driver’s seat.
Victoria Police released a statement explaining what happened initially.
A spokesperson told 7NEWS.com.au the woman allegedly refused to provide her contact details and driver’s license when she pulled up to a checkpoint.
“The checkpoints between the Melbourne metropolitan area and the Victoria area are an important part in preventing the spread of the coronavirus,” the spokesperson said.
Police also said a cell phone had been placed on his windshield and blocked his view.
When asked about her name, address and driver’s license, the woman continually refused, police said.
“The woman was warned that if she did not provide her contact details, she would be arrested,” the spokesperson said.
“She always refused and the police asked her to get out of the car. When she refused the request, she was taken out of the car by the police and taken into custody ”.
This part of the confrontation was reportedly captured by the camera.
“Can you get out of the car, please?” asks the officer.
“No, I don’t feel safe, you are trying to get into my vehicle,” she replies, more and more anxious.
She starts screaming
She starts screaming “what are you doing?” while the policeman opens the door and leans over it in an apparent attempt to remove her from the car.
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews was asked about the incident at a press conference on Sunday.
“I will not comment on an individual issue,” he said.
“I will just clarify that no one has the right, when arrested, not to give his name and not to give his driver’s license.
“All of this could have been avoided if she had just given her name.
Woman Wallan has been released and should be charged with subpoena for driving with obscure vision, not having a driver’s license, failing to mention her name and address, resisting arrest, assault by the police and offensive language, a spokesperson said.