Posted February 05, 2018 07:00:57 An Adelaide woman said she did not have any choice but to call the police because her husband was beaten to death by two officers in a car outside her home.
Key points:Police say a man was found dead inside a car after he was assaulted in Adelaide’s inner-west last weekPolice say the man was beaten by officers for being blackThe incident has been described as a tragic case of “domestic violence”Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward to help solve the death of a man found dead in a police vehicle in the inner-western Adelaide suburb of Port Hedland on Monday night.
Police said the man, who was found unconscious in the vehicle, was beaten after he refused to get out of the car.
“The deceased was found to be suffering from head injuries as a result of an altercation,” Adelaide Police Inspector Tim Wilson said in a statement.
“His death was obviously not accidental and there is no indication of foul play at this time.”
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.
“It is important to note that we have not yet received any information from the deceased’s family or anyone else who may have been involved,” Inspector Wilson said.
“As a result, I would urge anyone with any information to contact police immediately.”
Mr Wilson said the incident had been described by witnesses as a “traumatic event”.
“I would like to thank the Adelaide Police Service for their quick response, their professionalism, and their prompt investigation,” he said.
“We also wish to thank those who came forward to assist the police with the investigation.”
We are keen to establish whether this was an isolated incident or a pattern of incidents which is why we have made the appeal for witnesses.
“These types of incidents are extremely traumatic and can be fatal.”
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