2 Aug 2017

New Caledonia probes alleged police brutality

10:50 am on 2 August 2017

An investigation has been launched in New Caledonia into alleged police brutality caught on a mobile phone.

Noumea municipal police facade

Noumea municipal police facade Photo: RNZ

The video rapidly spread on social media networks, triggering an internal police probe.

The video shows officers of the anti-crime squad hitting and kicking several young men in a Noumea suburb.

It was reportedly shot during a police operation trying to track down burglars.