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Geelong police officer David Magher spared conviction for assaulting man in custody

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A Geelong police officer found guilty of assaulting a prisoner has avoided a conviction due to his “exemplary” history in the police force.

Sergeant David Magher was earlier this week found guilty in the Geelong Magistrates’ Court of two counts of assault, after kicking Andrew Birch at Corio Police Station in September 2018.

Magistrate John Lesser today sentenced Sergeant Magher to pay a $4,250 fine for the assault but decided not to record…



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