A NOW-viral video showing police repeatedly pushing a woman in her chest has prompted questions over whether officers acted appropriately.

Trisha Taylor from the Brisbane suburb of Boondall said she was at her aunty Natasha King's house with her mother "having a casual drink" when police arrived.

Police have denied any wrongdoing, but have vowed to examine the evidence.

According to police, officers entered the house after suspecting an act of domestic violence inside.

When filming begins - with footage thought to be taken by Ms Taylor's mother - a teenager is being taken into police custody.

Ms Taylor writes this was her 16-year-old cousin.

 

As police attempt to subdue the teen, his mother yells at the officers and approaches them, telling them to stop.

In one moment, an officer shoves Ms King hard enough for to be thrown across the room.

Ms King is then told to "sit down and shut up". When she refused, an officer asks a colleague if he has cuffs.

"Arrest her," he said.

National Indigenous Television reporter Danny TeeJay Johnson has posted on Facebook calling for a national discussion on how police interact with "our mob".

This is how ‪#‎deathsincustody‬ start.
We need to have a national discussion on how police engage with our mob. Is this an example of‪ #‎violenceagainstwomen‬? 

Queensland Police Union president Ian Leavers said the officers did the right thing.

"The police have acted entirely appropriately and I would have probably done the same," he told ABC News.

"What I will say is the police showed a lot of restraint, and the only thing I would have done differently is I would have arrested her well before they did.

Michael Cope from the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties said a complaint should be made to the state's Crime and Corruption Commission.

Ms King told National Indigenous Television the shoving forced her back into a nearby table.

"I just couldn't believe that he was basically hitting me when they are against domestic violence."

In a statement Queensland Police Service alleged that officers "were both obstructed and assaulted by persons in the house, resulting in four people being detained".

Two will face court. Two others will be dealt with under the Youth Justices Act.

"Queensland Police are yet to receive a formal complaint in respect to this matter, however, as a matter of course, police will review all available evidence. 



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