A Queensland man who saw police taser a woman in the eye says he’s being harassed by police after talking to the media.
A Queensland man says he’s being harassed by police after talking to the media about seeing police officers taser a woman in the eye.
The 36-year-old woman has lost the use of her eye after a metal prong from the stun gun hit her as police tried to restrain her at Logan, south of Brisbane, last week.
A man who says he witnessed the drama now claims he’s being harassed by police, who’ve been repeatedly driving past his home and activating their sirens and horns for no reason.
“They are running their sirens and they’re doing that at least seven times a day. They’re not pulling anybody over or anything, they’re trying to intimidate me for going on the news,” the man has told the ABC, asking not to be identified.
“I don’t know if they’re trying to get a reaction out of me, by running these sirens, or if they’re trying to make me scared. It’s definitely getting me on edge.”
He said he was planning to move out of the house with his family, but feared for his partner’s family who would have to remain there.
The man said he was also looking at installing security cameras at the property.
AAP has sought comment from police.
Police last week said an officer tasered the woman after she threatened officers with a table leg that had nails sticking out of it.
The officer who deployed the weapon – who is a qualified Taser instructor – is now the subject of an Ethical Standards Command investigation.
Police have denied the man is being targeted, and said he lived on a main route regularly used by police vehicles.
“It’s a main thoroughfare and we respond to anything up to 10 or 15 calls a day, urgent calls for service,” Acting Chief Superintendent Noel Powers has told the ABC.
“It’s fair to say that police do drive up and down that road with lights and sirens blaring but it’s in response to urgent calls for service.
“It is not targeted at him as a witness.”