Patrick Fisher, 31-year-old Indigenous man, died while in custody in Waterloo, Sydney.
Four officers had kicked in the unit door on February 7, 2018. The police had two outstanding warrants for him. His family believes that he slipped while he was trying to climb to the balcony below to avoid being arrested by officers. He died as a “result of multiple injuries he received when he fell from a 13th floor balcony”.
The coronial inquest into Fisher’s death found that the “police were aware of the possibility that Fisher might attempt to climb over the balcony, as records showed he avoided or attempted to avoid police on 44 other occasions”.
In February 2021, the victim’s family said they expected police officers to be held accountable. Fisher’s relatives also noted that the investigation was not carried out properly, because the coronary investigation was carried out only 2 years after Fisher’s death.
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.