Mr Neil Banjo was an Aboriginal man who was 53 years of age when he died at the Mercy Place Nursing Home in Cairns on 18 January 2017.
Mr Banjo had suffered a serious head injury following a confrontation with Queensland Police Service (QPS) officers on the street outside his home at Normanton on the night of 25 February 2016. A birthday celebration was underway for Mr Banjo’s daughter, Heather. Police officers from the Normanton Station were called to Mr Banjo’s home to respond to allegations that another daughter, Zoelene, aged 18 years, was “running amok”.
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