CCTV shows Tanya Day falling multiple times in police cell

Footage of the final conscious hours of Aboriginal woman Tanya Day has been released after her family told the Victorian coroners court that not releasing it would render her suffering – like the suffering of so many Indigenous people – invisible. The footage shows Day being arrested for being drunk in public on 5 December 2017 and put in the police cells for four hours to ‘sober up’. She hit her head on the cell wall about 50 minutes later and was declared by police welfare checks to be fine, despite CCTV footage showing her condition was deteriorating. At 8pm police went to rouse her and discovered a bruise on her forehead. She died in hospital 17 days later.