Report from The Independent : “Social services and police have been criticised in Australia after footage emerged apparently showing officers dressed in riot gear raiding a home to remove multiple children from one family.
Footage was provided to Australia’s National Indigenous TV (NITV) news show and the video showed the New South Wales police entering a home at around 6:30am earlier in the year to remove some young Aboriginal children.
The police were joined by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS).
The parents who were awoken by the police told NITV that the officers’ guns were pointed at them as they were then handcuffed while their children were removed from their care.
The police said children aged between one and 13 were removed from the home.
New South Wales Police said that a raid had indeed occurred but that the parents had not been charged. Indeed, while the children were placed in temporary foster care following the incident they are now back with their parents.”