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Second Tennant Creek Mayor Jeffrey McLaughlin sits on high of a kid in ‘citizen’s arrest’ – as footage sparks outrage

Second Tennant Creek Mayor Jeffrey McLaughlin sits on high of a kid in ‘citizen’s arrest’ – as footage sparks outrage


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Footage of a now suspended mayor sitting on high of an Aboriginal little one in a surprising ‘citizen’s arrest’ has sparked requires authorized motion to be taken in opposition to him.

Jeffrey McLaughlin, Mayor of the Barkly Regional Council, in Tennant Creek within the Northern Territory, was filmed sitting on the again of a younger boy after making what he claims was a citizen’s arrest on August 21.

Mr McLaughlin mentioned the kid had tried to interrupt into his residence. 

A 61-year-old man who was with Mr McLaughlin on the time allegedly made threats in direction of the boy and has been charged with assault.

‘I am going to sit right here as f**king lengthy as I’ve to,’ Mr McLaughlin is heard saying within the video.

Footage of a now suspended mayor sitting on top of a child in a shocking 'citizen's arrest' has sparked calls for legal action to be taken against him

Footage of a now suspended mayor sitting on high of a kid in a surprising ‘citizen’s arrest’ has sparked requires authorized motion to be taken in opposition to him

‘Considered one of you guys goes to get killed. I informed you the opposite day. You are actually fortunate you are with me. We do not need to reside like this anymore.’

The opposite man in the meantime might be heard saying, ‘I might like to stamp in your head’.

He then lifts his leg up as if he was going to kick the kid who cries out ‘go away’.

‘Preserve your f**king head down or I am going to stamp on it,’ the person says.

‘If I had my method I would not be ringing the cops. You are fortunate I do not punch you proper within the head.’

The person then makes a fist along with his hand earlier than shoving his boot into the kid’s head.

A 61-year-old man has been charged with assault over the incident

A 61-year-old man has been charged with assault over the incident

The other man is seen raising his fist towards the child

The other man is seen raising his fist towards the child

A 61-year-old man has been charged with assault over the incident

After the footage circulated, Mr McLaughlin defended his actions.

‘The drive I used to apprehend the youth was fully cheap within the circumstances,’ he wrote on Fb.

‘I instantly referred to as NT Police and requested their attendance on the scene. While the spontaneous remarks and conduct of the opposite grownup male within the footage can rightly be described as inappropriate, they aren’t mine and I didn’t encourage them. 

‘As quickly as police arrived, I complied with their instructions and NT Police took the youth into their custody. 

‘My actions had been neither unlawful nor inconsistent with my place because the Mayor of the Barkly Regional Council. It’s disappointing that this footage has been launched for self-evidently political functions. 

‘I can’t be resigning from my place because the Mayor of the Barkly Regional Council.’  

The mother and father of the boy have since signed a letter that has been despatched to the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Company (NAAJA) by Barkly councillor Elliot McAdam.

The NAAJA affords authorized providers to Aboriginal folks within the NT. 

‘As an individual in excessive workplace he ought to [have] stopped this assault virtually instantly, however he did not,’ the letter reads, the ABC reported.

Mr McLaughlin (pictured with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese) has resisted calls to resign

Mr McLaughlin (pictured with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese) has resisted calls to resign

Mr McLaughlin (pictured with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese) has resisted calls to resign

‘Any cheap individual wouldn’t have sat on my son’s again … for a very long time.

‘Mr McLaughlin didn’t attempt to cease [the other man] stomping on my son’s head.’

Earlier the mayor had informed the publication he knew the kid’s household very nicely, and had spoken to them and ‘did restorative justice’.

The mother and father have denied this.

Mr McLaughlin and all members of the Barkly Regional Council had been suspended in October over ‘fiscal administration issues’.

Mr McLaughlin’s suspension is known to not be associated to the citizen’s arrest.



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Written by bourbiza mohamed

Bourbiza Mohamed is a freelance journalist and political science analyst holding a Master's degree in Political Science. Armed with a sharp pen and a discerning eye, Bourbiza Mohamed contributes to various renowned sites, delivering incisive insights on current political and social issues. His experience translates into thought-provoking articles that spur dialogue and reflection.

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