Officer F tells inquest into Indigenous death in custody that he thought Dungay was trying to trick guards

A senior prison officer thought a man who said he could not breathe while being restrained by five guards during a cell transfer was faking it, a coronial inquiry has been told.

The inmate, 26-year-old David Dungay Jr, died during the forcible transfer in the mental health ward of Long Bay jail in December 2015, after he refused to stop eating a packet of biscuits – which had prompted concerns about his blood sugar levels because he was diabetic.

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