This week, an inquest into the death of an Aboriginal man in custody is underway at Sydney’s Downing Centre in Australia.
David Dungay Jr was a mentally ill 26-year-old who suffered from Type 1 diabetes. He was being held at the Long Bay mental health ward. It’s claimed that, on 29 December 2015, a dispute broke out. Dungay ‘insisted’ on eating biscuits, and when told to stop he didn’t comply.
Five officers then forcibly restrained and injected him with a sedative. Within an hour, he was dead.