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Arrest charges dropped after video emerges of 'disgraceful' takedown

Arrest charges dropped after video emerges of 'disgraceful' takedown
The lawyer for two men taken down by police on Queensland's Gold Coast claims the officers acted excessively, as video of the arrest emerged.
The video of the incident in December shows Peter Kleinschafer talking to a police officer before he was pepper-sprayed and then pushed.
His friend Oskars Sarkans was also sprayed.
Two men have had charges dropped after being arrested on the Gold Coast. (9News)
Both men were arrested while on the ground, Mr Kleinschafer put into a headlock while an officer knelt on his head.
Lawyer Campbell MacCallum labelled the police behavior "disgraceful".
The incident took place after staff at a Paradise Point business alleged they saw Mr Sarkans urinating outside.
The men were initially charged with attacking police. (9News)
They called police and claimed the men were bikies causing trouble.
Police then said the two men became aggressive when asked to leave.
Both men were taken to hospital after the incident, and charged with public nuisance, as well as assaulting police.
The mens' lawyer called their treatment disgraceful. (9News)
It emerged today that the prosecution would be dropping the charges against the men, and that they would be issued tickets for public urination.
Their lawyer told 9News today neither man was associated with outlaw motorcycle gangs.