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 will pay a $4,250 fine for assaulting Andrew Birch, who was in police custody
- Magistrate John Lesser said Sergeant Magher’s previous good character was a factor in the sentence
- Mr Birch’s father said learning his son had been assaulted in custody broke the family’s hearts
Magistrate John Lesser today sentenced Sergeant Magher to pay a $4,250 fine for the assault but decided not to record…