Garda Complaints Board investigates allegation of assault

The Chief Superintendent for Kerry has confirmed that the Garda Complaints Board is investigating an allegation that Gardai assaulted a couple in the county last year. The alleged incident happened in the Tralee Garda District on July 17th 2004. A senior Garda within the Kerry Division has carried out an investigation into the claim that a couple were assaulted by two Gardai.A 28-year-old man, who has a previous conviction, claims he was hit with a torch from the Garda who was searching him under the Misuse of Drugs Act. His 23-year-old girlfriend claims she was knocked to the ground and a Garda put handcuffs on her while resting his knee on her back. The boyfriend claims the Gardaí then