Gable Tostee Suing State Of Queensland On Police Brutality
Gable Tostee is again making headlines, this time taking aim at the Queensland Police Service.
The 31-year-old is suing the state of Queensland, alleging police brutality during an arrest in 2014.
Tostee alleges that while being arrested at a convenience store on the Gold Coast, he was told that he was being arrested "for being a d***khead".
He was officially charged with public nuisance and obstructing a police officer for that incident.
They were later dropped after Tostee denied the charges and the police could provide no further evidence.
Tostee's version of events suggest that one of the two Constable's making the arrest said "do you want me to throw you on the ground?".
He alleges that he was punched, wrestled to the ground and sprayed with capsicum spray.
The Gold Coast native was held in custody from just after 3am until after 8am the same morning.
Tostee claims the series of events in the leadup to the arrest include assault, battery, false imprisonment and deprivation of liberty.
The arrest resulted in dental damage, neck, wrist, jaw and thumb injuries and a fractured toe.
He also alleges that he also suffered from mild to moderate post traumatic stress disorder as a result of the incident.
The $300,000 consists of $150,000 for the damages of personal injuries.
He also insists he is owed an additional $150,000 for aggravated damages plus costs.
Tostee, who legally changed his name to Eric Thomas, filed the lawsuit last Friday, November 23.
Tostee was last year acquitted of the murder of Warriena Wright who fell to her death from a Surfers Paradise balcony while on a Tinder date with him.
The 31-year-old also raised eyebrows this week, posting in the defence of accused murderer Oscar Pistorius on social media.
As well as a post against the Greens in parliament, after they asked to revoke the permission for Milo Yiannopoulos to stand and speak at Parliament House.