Boy, 16, said he felt ‘threatened and fearful’ after being approached by police while waiting with his girlfriend at a bus stop

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A New South Wales police officer engaged in serious misconduct and unreasonable use of force when he injured an Aboriginal teenager by throwing a torch at his head, an independent body has found.

The officer’s failure to switch on his body-worn camera as well as not reporting the incident on 21 November 2020 was serious misconduct, according to a Law Enforcement Conduct Commission report delivered on Thursday.

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