Footage has emerged on social media of a police officer repeatedly tasering an Indigenous man at close range during an arrest in Sydney.
The video, posted to social media on Monday, shows the man kneeling on the ground with his arms outstretched before an officer grabs him, tasering him in the head, chest and back from close range.
"What are you doing, man ... are you serious?," the man is heard saying.
The man can also be heard saying, "I'm not even fighting you" as the officer tasers him.
In a statement, NSW Police said the 32-year-old was under police guard in hospital following a foot pursuit in Darlinghurst on Monday afternoon.
They said officers had been patrolling Oxford Street when they noticed a man and woman.
Police claim the pair split up as officers approached, with the man fleeing while carrying a bag.
They later found a bag, allegedly containing stolen items, on Oxford Street.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the Police Commissioner would undertake a review of the incident.
His arrest comes after an Indigenous teenager earlier this month had his legs kicked out from beneath him, during a heavily-scrutinised Sydney arrest captured on camera.
The 16-year-old was later released without charge. His family has called for the police constable responsible to be charged.