The Indigenous People Killed by Police in Australia


After a five-week trial in the Northern Territory’s supreme court, Police Constable Zachary Rolfe was acquitted of the murder of Indigenous teenager Kumanjayi Walker. The decision in March sparked outrage and disappointment in Australia’s Indigenous communities, many of whom saw the acquittal as yet another injustice in a long colonial history of police violence against First Nations peoples. Had the charges led to a conviction, Rolfe would have been the first police officer in the country’s history to be found guilty for the death of an Indigenous person. 

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