Calls for inquiry after Sydney police arrest Indigenous woman having a panic attack

Calls for inquiry after Sydney police arrest Indigenous woman having a panic attack

The Guardian

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Friends of Tarniesha Widders, 19, say she was detained when suffering a panic attack and her lawyer wants the incident referred to prosecutors

There are calls for an independent investigation into the arrest of an Indigenous teenager who said she was having a panic attack in Sydney and was subsequently released without charge.

Lili Bayles, who is also Indigenous, has said she was “thrown to the ground” when trying to help her partner, Tarniesha Widders, 19, who was handcuffed while reportedly suffering an anxiety attack in Darlington last Thursday.

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