A man who suffered extensive injuries after falling more than three metres onto solid concrete is suing the police, a local council, a shopping centre and a surf club over the incident.
Ross Ian Anderson, 31, has launched a $1.5 million lawsuit, claiming that the injuries he sustained in July 2015 were a result of 'excessive force' by police.
Mr Anderson claims that he fell head-first onto concrete in the Paradise Centre car park in Surfers Paradise after police pushed him up against an improperly secured vent, according to the Gold Coast Bulletin.
Mr Anderson claims he fell head-first onto concrete in the Paradise Centre car-park in 2015
Mr Anderson was arrested after a disturbance on Hanlan Street in the Gold Coast.
He was reportedly arguing so loudly with his fiancee that police were called, according to the statement of claim lodged with the Supreme Court.
At the time of the accident, Mr Anderson claimed that he 'drank an occasional beer and may have smoked an occasional joint but had ceased his destructive drinking behaviour and had weaned himself completely off ice'.
Mr Anderson's lawyers claim that he suffered a minor closed head injury as well as other wounds that rendered him unable to work, partly because of short term memory loss sustained during the incident.
The statement alleges that he suffered cognitive deficits, post traumatic headaches; cervicothoracic injury including fractures, ligament and facet injuries, left arm problems, lower lumbar soft tissue injury, post-traumatic stress disorder