New Canberra Raiders recruit Curtis Scott is facing multiple charges after being arrested and tasered by police following Australia Day festivities.
Scott was celebrating the day with his new Canberra teammates, none of whom are believed to have been involved in the incident.
New South Wales Police released a statement on Monday regarding the arrest:
[Start] A man will appear before court next month after he allegedly assaulted police and resisted arrest overnight.
About 12.45am (Monday 27 January 2020), police were called to Driver Avenue, Moore Park, following reports a man was acting erratically.
Officers attached to Surry Hills Police Area Command located the man and attempted to assist him.
The 22-year-old man allegedly became aggressive and kicked and punched one of the officers.
The man was tasered and arrested.
He was taken to Surry Hills Police Station where he was charged with:
– Assault officer in execution of duty (x2)
– Resist officer in execution of duty
– Behave in offensive manner in/near a public place/school
– Behave in an offensive or indecent manner
– Remain on, enter trust lands after request to leave [End]
Scott was granted bail and is set to appear in court on Thursday 20 February 2020.
The Raiders have issued a statement to say that the club is aware of the incident and has informed the NRL Integrity Unit.
Scott was released from the remainder of his Melbourne Storm contract, and joined the Canberra on a four-year deal in November.