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A POLICE officer has admitted bashing a handcuffed prisoner and altering official records to escape a traffic fine.
Senior Constable Kristian Martin, 40, appeared in the Adelaide Magistrates Court today.
He pleaded guilty to one aggravated count of assault, and to one count of dishonestly dealing with documents.
A second dishonesty charge was dropped as part of a plea bargain.
Martin assaulted Jozef Kalmar in Rundle Mall on July 24 last year.
Mr Kalmar was struck by Martin with a police-issue baton after he had already been detained.
The charge was aggravated because Martin was "in a position of authority" over Mr Kalmar at the time.
Martin also falsified police records between February and April last year at Norwood.
He tried to claim exemption from fines by falsely stating that he was on duty at the time he was photographed by speed cameras.
In: Regional News
Tags: task force argos, australian police, police, queensland police, cover up, corruption
Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (load item map)
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