Esau Vailagilala was 19 when he tackled John Li'a to the ground after a birthday party in Mt Roskill in 2011.
While acknowledging they don't always get it right, the police commissioner says officers on the whole are "not racist".
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The officer wrapped his arm around the man's neck, pulled him backwards and held his fist over his face.
Almost 80 percent of those convicted were men.
"The government spend on prevention is extremely low compared to what is spent after a crime has happened."
They were both taken to hospital with moderate injuries.
He also allegedly attacked two security staff.
The latest figures show just 31 percent of all people charged with rape were convicted.
The man is hospitalised with serious injuries sustained from a firearm.
The incident was filmed and put on social media.
Police have now received a formal complaint about the officer's actions.
He's also likely to lose his knighthood
It's a rare move.
"This is devastating... he is lost. His whole livelihood, gone."
The new cars follow Holden pulling out of the market in 2020.
The Immigration and Protection Tribunal will decide if the kickboxer will be sent back to the Czech Republic.
Emergency services were called to the "serious assault" near a takeaway bar.
Police are appealing for information after a man attacked and robbed a good samaritan.
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