№00087

Thomas Hickey

CASE №00087
NAME: Thomas Hickey
COUNTRY: Australia
RIGHTS VIOLATION: Police arbitrariness
YEAR: 2021
CASE INFORMATION:

Thomas “TJ” Hickey, 17-years-old Indigenous teenager, died on February 14, 2004, after a police chase in Sydney.

Hickey was riding his bicycle. At some stage during the ride, two police officers, engaged in an unrelated operation to catch a handbag thief, started to pursue Hickey in their vehicle. Although he was discounted as the bag-snatch suspect (described as a man in his 20s) police officers followed him as a person of interest’.

When Hickey was riding his bicycle, it seems likely he saw the police van and panicked. He tried to get away from the police and impacted with the spiked metal fence. The steel spikes penetrated his neck and chest. He died 14 hours later in a hospital. According to some accounts, he was hit by a police vehicle resulting in him catapulting onto the steel fence. Police fervently deny Hickey was chased, nor that he was hit by a police car.

In April 2021, families of victims of police violence held a demonstration demanding justice for them. Hickey’s family also took part in it as they expect justice for Thomas, because the investigation into his case is still ongoing.

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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.

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