Indigenous man Anzac Sullivan (Broken Hill, NSW, Australia), 37, died on March 18 when he ran from police officers.
Police officers said Sullivan ran from them after they visited a home on Silver Street in relation to an outstanding warrant. Police said the man suffered a medical episode and he was given CPR before he was taken to Broken Hill Hospital, where he died.
Police have opened an investigation to probe the incident, which will be conducted by a team from the Central North Police District. That investigation will then be subject to an independent review. The findings will be provided to the coroner who will determine the cause of death and “make any findings about the events leading to the man’s death”, police said in a statement.
Anzac Sullivan is the fourth Aboriginal person to die in police custody in March 2021.
In July 2021, the New South Wales coroner said that he will launch an inquest into the death of a Barkandji man after a police pursuit in Broken Hill earlier this year.
MASS MEDIA ABOUT THE CASE:
The initiative group has requested the clarification from Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison, Attorney-General of Australia Michaelia Cash and Minister for Home Affairs of Australia Karen Andrews. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police brutality and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.