Eight year old locked in paddy wagon for three hours

Another case of racial profiling: an eight-year-old Aboriginal boy was imprisoned in a paddy wagon for three hours.

Police have launched an internal investigation into why an eight-year-old Aboriginal boy was left unattended in a police paddy wagon for three hours at Coraki in northern NSW.

The boy's mother, Jane Williams, said she was at work on April 13 when she got a call that her son had been picked up by police for throwing rocks at a council car. When she got to the police station they did not know where the boy was, but after a call to a colleague the officer found him in a paddy wagon parked at the station.

The child was uninjured but he was thirsty, struggling for air, sweating profusely and crying when he was released.

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