Adviceline Injury Lawyers are assisting the family of a man who died shortly after being in the custody of Victoria Police.
The Coroner is currently investigating the circumstances of the death of Gong Ling Tang, who was arrested for being drunk in a public place on 12 May 2010. Evidence before the court suggests that Mr Tang had soiled himself and complained to members of Victoria Police of ongoing abdominal pain during his time in custody. An interpreter at the station noted there was blood and yellow stains throughout the holding cell where Mr Tang was kept.
Upon his release four hours later, Mr Tang's condition had deteriorated to a point where he was required to crawl out of his holding cell. He was eventually released from custody and left lying on the driveway of the police station in the rain. An ambulance was called and Mr Tang was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was diagnosed with severe liver problems and hypothermia, and died a few hours later. The Coroner is currently investigating the cause of Mr Tang's death and whether his treatment in police custody contributed in any way to his passing.
Michael Lombard and Genna Angelowitsch of Adviceline Injury Lawyers have been assisting Mr Tang's family throughout the course of the inquest. If you or someone you know require assistance, we invite you to contact our office on (03) 9321 9988.