Police arresting a 23-year-old Sudanese man out the back of a Melbourne chemist in 2016 kicked, punched and bashed him with a baton, security footage has revealed.
The man was suffering a psychotic episode at the time, and had charged into the chemist, flipping a sign over the counter and robbing the store, video obtained by The Age showed.
He was restrained after heading down a hallway behind the counter by another customer, who did not hit him. Footage shows when police arrive, the man is punched around his head, kicked, and jabbed harshly with the end of a baton.
After he is placed into handcuffs following the brutal two-and-a-half minute ordeal, the officer who had hit him previously goes in for a final, insulting blow.
He is helped up by another policeman and once on his feet, immediately turns back and stomps on the man's back.