FAMILY OF BRAZILIAN TASER VICTIM REVEAL FEARS OF A COVER-UP
THE family of Brazilian taser victim Roberto Laudisio is fearful of a cover-up by Australian authorities investigating the controversial death of the 21-year-old who was killed while apparently running from NSW police earlier this year. Breaking months of silence, Roberto's uncle Domingos Laudisio and cousin Eduardo told the ABC's 7.30 last night Roberto - who was an orphan - was an "easy catch" for police, who had no excuse to use their weapons. "Six policemen versus a boy a bit taller than I, one metre 74, they didn't catch him so what they did? They sprayed capsicum and not enough, so they tasered him three times. Why?" Mr Laudisio said. "We don't know the names of the six cops who chased him, we don't know the names of the cops who tasered him, we don't know what these cops have done in the past. "I expect everybody that is involved in the ... organisations who are going to deal with this incident with Roberto to demonstrate they can be trusted, to demonstrate that they have integrity and to demonstrate that they are fair, that is what I expect." Video footage appears to show the Brazilian man stealing several packets of biscuits from a convenience store on King St in Sydney's CBD before staff called the police. Although the events leading up to the death of Roberto are still unclear, video footage from a nearby cafe on Pitt St appears to show Laudisio running from police before allegedly being tasered in the back three times in the early hours of March 18. There have <b>...</b>
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