• The footage shows the man being repeatedly tasered in the head, neck and chest during the arrest. (Nine News)Source: Nine News
A video posted to social media shows an Aboriginal man being repeatedly tasered by police in Sydney's East and comes just weeks after a police officer was filmed kicking an Indigenous teen's legs from beneath him during a violent arrest in nearby Surry Hills.
23 Jun 2020 - 10:11 PM  UPDATED 23 Jun 2020 - 10:12 PM

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.

Indigenous teen handcuffed and slammed to the ground by WA officers caught on CCTV
A human rights expert says WA police misused force during an incident in 2018 that involved a handcuffed Indigenous teen being slammed to the ground. The incident occurred back in 2018, a day before NAIDOC Week and also five days before the Western Australian Police Commissioner issued a public apology to the state’s Aboriginal community for the police force’s role in the trauma endured by Indigenous Australian.