"Police say a British historian was handcuffed, thrown to the ground and jailed because he refused to obey a uniformed officer's order to use a crosswalk and wouldn't show identification.
The historian says he had no idea the upset young man was a police officer.
``Where I'm from, you don't associate young gentlemen in bomber jackets with the police. But he was extremely upset I had questioned his bona fides,'' said the historian, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, a professor at Tufts University in Massachusetts and expert on colonial history."
Article in the Sydney Morning Herald
Article in the Guardian