Vision of a NSW police officer pointing his gun at a man after a pursuit is reminiscent of the United States and underscores the importance of recording all police interactions, the NSW Council of Civil Liberties says.
Mr Blanks said the incident was reminiscent of high-profile police incidents in the United States, "but for the fact that it didn't end with the driver being shot dead".
"Certainly the timing of this coming to light, when we've seen what's happened in the US, really drives the point home to the public that we need to be safe from police misconduct,"
"We need to see the police management and hierarchy keeping us safe and condemning use of inappropriate force."
"Incidents like this only come to light because they're recorded on video," Mr Blanks said.
NSW Police said in a statement that they would review "the circumstances of the prosecution and the court's decision".
Source: Sydney Morning Herald