Gardaí taken off duty after teen suffers serious head injuries during arrest
Move prompted by video footage of incident in city
June 13 2021 02:30 AM
Two gardaí have been suspended from duty pending an investigation after a 17-year-old boy sustained serious head injuries, including a bleed to the brain, during the course of his arrest in Dublin city centre.
It is understood video footage of the two officers with the boy prompted a superintendent to suspend the two gardaí, such was the “seriousness of the incident”, senior security sources have told the Sunday Independent .
Gardaí also immediately referred the incident to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc), which issued an appeal last Wednesday for witnesses.