Australia-A policeman who body-slammed a lockdown protester at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic has been cleared with his case being thrown out of court.
Mobile phone footage of acting Sergeant Beau Barrett, 37, taking down Daniel Peterson-English was caught on camera at the Flinders Street train station in September 2021.
Mr Peterson-English was part of an anti-vaccination mandate rally and was filmed talking to police before the 'sling-tackle' arrest.
He had sued Victoria Police claiming he was traumatized by the incident and had suffered facial injuries.
But Magistrate Rob Stary discharged the case on Friday saying the jury could not possibly conclude the officer had criminal intent and acted unlawfully at the time, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.