Indigenous class action finds Queensland Police guilty of racial discrimination

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Image: 'Australia, Melbourne: Lex Wotton" by kool_skatkat on Flickr

Lex Wotton, an Indigenous activist and Palm Islander, has been awarded $220,000 compensation for assault, battery and false imprisonment.

Wotton was jailed for 19 months for inciting violence while protesting the acquittal of Sergeant Chris Hurley in the death of community member Cameron Doomadgee.

Legal action was launched by Wotton on behalf of Palm Islanders against the State of Queensland and the Queensland Police Commissioner after he claimed they racially  discriminated against him and his people in responding to the protests.

 

 

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