Officer injured, Brisbane Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm an incident at Brisbane Correctional Centre this morning which resulted in the injury of a custodial correctional officer.

Initial information is that officers were attempting to assist a prisoner suffering a medical emergency at approximately 5am when the prisoner bit one of them, causing a hand injury.

The officer was treated at the scene and transported to hospital where he underwent treatment.

Other responding officers were assessed after receiving blood contact to their clothing and skin.

The prisoner was restrained and is received medical treatment before being transported under escort to hospital.

QCS is providing the injured officer with every possible support and responding officers have undertaken a debrief and were offered support.

The matter will be referred to the CSIU for investigation and consideration of criminal charges.

General Manager of Brisbane Correctional Centre, A/g Chief Superintendent Rob Wood praised the officers for their professionalism in dealing with the highly agitated and volatile prisoner.

“This was a very difficult situation to manage, and our officers did a remarkable job to bring the prisoner under control and support their injured colleague,” A/g Ch Supt Wood said.

“Every day our officers deal with complex and challenging individuals, and this incident shows the challenges faced by officers every day.

“The way they were able to bring this highly volatile situation under control calmly and with no further injury to officers is an absolute testament not only to their training but also their absolute commitment to upholding the safety and security of our prisons, and the safety of their colleagues.

“We will provide the officers involved in this incident with every possible support, and I thank them for their service,” Ch Supt Wood said.

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