Police Integrity Commission refers officers to DPP over death

POLICE officers in Sydney could face prosecution over the taser death of Brazilian student Roberto Curti.

The Police Integrity Commission referred several officers to the Director of Public Prosecutions this week.

Mr Curti, 20, was involved in a stoush with officers at a CBD convenience store last March when he was hit with capsicum spray and tasered multiple times.

He died at the scene.

Following an inquest into his death late last year, NSW Deputy Coroner Mary Jerram found the actions of some officers had been "reckless, dangerous and excessively thuggish".

She said despite the fact that Mr Curti was under the influence of LSD, he "was guilty of no serious offence"

She also found one of the senior officer's evidence was "so self-contradictory, self-serving and obscure that it hardly bears narrating".

The police watchdog delivered a brief of evidence to the DPP on Monday.

No charges have yet been laid.


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