Security footage of Dixon released
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 3:47p.m.
By 3 News online staff
CCTV footage showing Antonie Dixon moments before he died and the response of Corrections staff following his death has been released to media.
The footage was not shown in open court but was played to Dixon’s family members prior to the opening of day two of the inquest into his death.
Coroner Garry Evans says there was no reason to show the footage in court as it is five hours long in total and does not provide any new evidence.
The footage confirms the sequence of events described in detail yesterday by a nurse and the prison officer who discovered Dixon’s body, who has name suppression.
Neither Julian Dixon, Antonie’s brother, nor Corrections had any objection to the footage being released.
Police say there are two sets of video recordings, from two different cameras, which show Dixon and his cell on the day he died.
One camera, situated inside the cell, shows Dixon being led in by Corrections staff. He is later seen naked, before obscuring the view with wet toilet paper.
The other camera is located outside the cell. It shows Corrections officers doing their checks on the prisoners and responding to Dixon’s self-strangulation.
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