Police Crimes Across Australia

A serving NSW Police officer has been charged with the sexual assault of a 9 YEAR OLD GIRL !  And was given bail !

We believe no one should be given bail when charged with sexually assaulting an innocent child, no one… especially a person in a position of power, like a currently serving Police officer, who may have used that power and trust to commit these heinous acts !

The New South Wales police officer has been charged with child sexual assault offences, following an investigation by the Professional Standards Command.

During the investigation launched last year into alleged historical offences, a report was made to police alleging a nine-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted in the Central Coast region in 2009.

Following the investigation, a 48-year-old man was arrested at Newcastle Police Station.

The senior constable, who was attached to the Local Area Command in the Northern Region, was charged with one count of sexual intercourse with a person under ten (rape) and two counts of aggravated indecent assault.

He was granted bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on February 23.

We at FACAA believe no one deserves bail after being accused of sexually assaulting a child..

But the fact he got bail, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised.

However, the fear that his position as a police officer would make him a target in prison should not be an excuse for bail, nor should his “good character.”

The fact is, whatever good character he once had went right out the window when he was accused of child abuse.

Surely it is time that we no longer allow “good character” to be a reason for leniency in abuse cases.

Now that we are aware of the grooming tactics used by abusers, it is irrelevant whether they appear to be a good person at work, or with their buddies.

We are well aware that most abusers come across as nice guys who would never hurt a child.

As always if anyone knows the child please let them know that FACAA will do all we can to help them with our Phoenix programs.

When a police officer, one of the protectors of our society, is accused of breaking the trust of their position to abuse the most innocent and vulnerable in our society…… we must take those accusations very seriously.

Most police officers do a wonderful job trying to keep our children safe, but especially with historical offences, we must look at not only the accusation in question but be aware that there may be many more just waiting to come to light.

http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/02/09/17/47/nsw-police-officer-charged-with-child-sex-offences

Police Protect Paedophile Within their Ranks

A former Victorian police officer has been convicted of raping children during his time on the force.

The former officer, whose name has been suppressed to protect the identity of his victims, has pleaded guilty to 18 offences against nine children, including his own stepchildren, which were committed between 1967 and 1979.

The Blue Shield

The Crown Prosecutor told the court that the officer asked one boy, who was under the age of ten, if he would like to see the police station. He took the boy to a room within the station that had a bed, then raped him.

On another occasion, a girl attended the police station for help after losing her mother at a nearby festival. The officer said he would look after her, then took her into the back of a police van and forced her to perform oral sex on him.

Others victims included his three stepchildren, his children’s friends and neighbours.

The officer used his uniform to gain the trust of the children he molested. One woman whose son was abused reported the incident to police. Officers visited her at home the next day and assured her that the offender would not be in the police force anymore; but that did not occur.

It was only later that the organisation forced the officer to resign, but he was never arrested or charged over the offences. He gained employment in the private sector, going on to sexually assault children for at least another four years. He is now 66 years old.

‘Monster’

The man’s stepdaughter, now 45, gave harrowing testimony in court, including how her stepdad held a police revolver to her head while raping her. She wept while remembering how she hoped he would pull the trigger and put her out of her misery. Instead, he forced her to suffer through years of “hell and his sick games”.

Her primary school was no refuge. “He would show up in police uniform, in the police car, police revolver … all the other kids thought it was cool”, she told the court.

He would take her home while everyone else in the house was away and rape her, before driving her back to school in the police car.

She described how, when she was nine, she went to her grandmother due to haemorrhaging. They initially thought she was having her first period; instead, a doctor advised it was a miscarriage.

“He is a monster,” she raged at her stepfather in court. “He needs to never see the light of day again … once a monster always a monster – he will never change.”

She testified that when she was 15, her grandfather helped her go to police and report the abuse, but was told the man “would probably get off because he was an ex-cop”.

Police began formally investigating the former policeman decades later, in 2011, and he was arrested in 2012.

He is serving a sentence for acts of a “similar” nature, and is due to be sentenced for the 18 offences in coming days.

http://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au/blog/police-protect-paedophile-within-their-ranks/

IBAC probe into illicit drug use by police sparks fears public at risk

A PROBE into illicit drug use by police has sparked fears of rife use putting cops and the public at risk, according to a special anti-corruption report tabled in Parliament today.

The Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission special report exposes evidence of illicit drug use by police officers investigated by three operations over more than a year.

Operation Apsley, which started in June last year, was one of IBAC’s most intensive and complex investigations of Victoria Police staff misconduct.

During the probe IBAC investigated allegations of multiple police officers involved in the use, possession and trafficking of illicit drugs.

It revealed there was a group of police using illicit drugs regularly in their social lives.

Cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamine, LSD, and ketamine were the drugs being used.

Two other IBAC Operations: Hotham and Yarrowitch, also exposed illicit drug use by Victoria Police.

IBAC Commissioner Mr Stephen O’Bryan QC said illicit drug use and police work were incompatible.

He said the probe had also highlighted systemic weaknesses in Victoria Police’s current approach to preventing and detecting illicit drug use by its officers.

Allegations against eight police officers were substantiated as part of IBAC’s investigations, which led to charges being laid.

Two officers were charged with giving false evidence, misleading or attempting to mislead IBAC, and inciting a witness to mislead IBAC.

One officer has been charged with drug offences by the force.

Another officer has been dismissed, three have resigned, three are currently suspended and one returned to work after receiving an admonishment notice.

Police Minister Lisa Neville said illicit drug use would not be tolerated in Victoria.

“This investigation related to a small group of police officers, and Victoria Police has since taken appropriate action through criminal, disciplinary and management interventions,” she said.

“The Chief Commissioner has accepted all of the recommendations in the report, and the force will now review its policies and practices around drug use, drug testing regimes, education programs and support services.”

IBAC has found police who use illicit drugs were rationalising their off-duty criminality as being separate to their obligations as police officers.

Mr O’Bryan said the snapshot of illicit drug use led him to believe the practice was rife.

“IBAC is concerned that evidence from these investigations represents only a snapshot of a more widespread and serious problem for Victoria Police, with illicit drug use extending beyond the individuals and work groups exposed in these investigations,’’ he said.

“There is a clear opportunity for Victoria Police to improve the way in which they manage the issue and risks concerning illicit drug use by officers.

“Illicit drug use, possession and trafficking are criminal offences which contravene the oath or affirmation sworn by all police officers, as well as contravening the professional and ethical standards and values Victoria Police are required to uphold.”

He said those who engaged in illicit drugs were vulnerable to organised crime and could not be trusted handling lethal weapons.

“Police officers who use, possess or traffic illicit drugs not only make themselves vulnerable to blackmail or coercion and put themselves at real risk of being exploited by organised criminals, but they also present a health and safety risk to their colleagues and the broader community when they are making critical decisions or handling lethal weapons whilst impaired by illicit drugs,’’ he said.

“Police officers cannot be selective in choosing which criminal laws they will obey.’’

Mr O’Bryan has recommended the force clearly reinforce to its all its personnel on a “regular basis’’ that their off-duty behaviour was not separate to their on-duty competency.

He said a consistent standard of behaviour, whether on duty and off duty, was a must.

IBAC has recommended the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police Graham Ashton undertake a comprehensive review of the use of illicit drugs by Victoria Police officers.

Its policies, systems and practices to reduce the likelihood of police officers engaging in illicit drug activity should also be overhauled, he said.

The report recommends:

— clear policy on the use of illicit drugs and the consequences,
— identifying and manage risks,
— overhauling the drug testing regime
— improving training and communication
— support for officers who appear to be using illicit drugs,

Chief Commissioner Ashton has welcomed the report and has accepted the recommendations made by IBAC.

Mr Ashton has told IBAC he will review police policies and practices regarding drug use, recruitment and drug testing.

A final report will be submitted by the force within two years.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/ibac-probe-into-illicit-drug-use-by-police-sparks-fears-public-at-risk/news-story/67592b7c6c902d42d3f7911b5853f9e6

Guilty verdict sends message that police cannot abuse their powers


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim
Southport Magistrate Chris Callaghan hopes the conviction of a senior Queensland policeman will send a message that officers who engage in criminal acts will be held responsible if they are brought before the courts.Magistrate Callaghan found Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley guilty of assaulting Luke Cole on the Gold Coast in 2013.Officer Hurley was attending a traffic incident on the Robina Parkway when he thought Mr Cole yelled an obscenity from the passenger seat of a passing car. Hurley pulled the car over, directed Cole to exit, grabbed him by the throat, slammed his head against the car and produced a taser.The officer was charged and his matter proceeded to a defended hearing, after which Hurley was found guilty, convicted and fined $900 for two counts of common assault.

His Honour decided that a criminal record was necessary given the gravity of the assault, but that any greater punishment was unwarranted.

Queensland police

Queensland police officers, particularly those on the Gold Coast, have been in the spotlight recently for making unlawful arrests, committing acts of brutality during arrests and engaging in misconduct during ensuing investigations.

Many members of the general public have lost faith in the police force as a result – especially given that the vast majority of complaints are investigated by police themselves, with officers rarely disciplined let alone charged with criminal offences.

Senior Sergeant Hurley

This is not the first time Officer Hurley has been at the centre of controversy.

He was charged but acquitted of the manslaughter of Palm Island man Cameron Doomadgee in 2007.

During his recent sentencing proceedings, his criminal lawyers submitted that the officer was suffering from undiagnosed mental health problems due to Mr Doomadgee’s death and the breakdown of his marriage.

Magistrate Callaghan said that, despite those problems, there was no excuse for the assault and a strong message needed to be sent to offending officers.

“My view is police officers have to be deterred from behaving in the way you behaved on that day,” he told Hurley in court.

Queensland Police Union

However, the Queensland Police Union (QPU) has come out in support of Hurley.

“Police are in fear. Once you admit you have an issue or a psychological injury, you are banished and you’re banished for a long time,” QPU President Mr Leavers said outside court.

“Those right from the commissioner down need to put into practice what they are speaking. They say ‘we support those with mental health and psychological injuries’ … that is complete and utter rubbish.”

However, many are disappointed that the QPU and the police service itself has a tendency to excuse officers of wrongdoing, blaming criminal acts on the stress of the job rather than sending a strong message that brutality and misconduct will not be tolerated.

http://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au/blog/guilty-verdict-sends-message-that-police-cannot-abuse-their-powers/

Bendigo child protection supervisor flees after police raid

FRIDAY: A supervisor with the Department of Health and Human Services child protection unit has fled after police raided his Bendigo home in relation to child pornography offences.

Cameron Allan, 44, is wanted for allegedly knowingly possessing child pornography.

Detectives from the Central Victoria Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation unit searched Mr Allan’s home earlier this week, but he has since fled.

Police are calling for public assistance to help them find Mr Allan, following the issue of a warrant to arrest.

Investigators have released an image of Allan in the hope someone may have information on his current whereabouts.

It is believed Allan may be driving a white Ford Mondeo sedan with the Victorian registration number YVJ107.

He may be heading towards the New South Wales area of Wagga Wagga and Gundagai.

http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4460117/child-protection-supervisor-flees-after-police-raid/

Former WA police officer Matthew Chandler pleads guilty over drunken rampage

A Perth judge has been urged to jail an Army reservist and former police officer over what has been described as a bizarre drunken rampage that included smashing up a taxi and assaulting strangers who tried to help him.

Key points:

  • Former police officer Matthew Richard Chandler receives suspended sentence
  • He assaulted six people and smashed up a taxi
  • Chandler has no memory of the night and cannot explain his actions

Matthew Richard Chandler was off-duty from his job as a constable with the Central Metropolitan Region in December 2015 when a young couple discovered him sobbing on a street in Northbridge one night.

They stopped to help but he turned on them, grabbing the woman by the throat and forcing her onto the ground, the District Court was told.

Her 19-year-old boyfriend tried to fight Chandler off, but Chandler punched him several times before leaving the scene.

Chandler got into a London-style taxi, but during the journey home on the Mitchell Freeway he started kicking the perspex screen between him and the driver and a window, and it eventually smashed.

The court was told the damage obstructed the driver’s vision, so he swerved across the freeway to get to the emergency stopping lane before crashing into a metal barrier and badly damaging the taxi.

A struggle ensued when Chandler tried to take the keys from the driver, and he then used pieces of the broken perspex to try to assault two 16-year-old boys who stopped to try to help.

Police then arrived and while Chandler was sitting handcuffed on the side of the road, he kicked a police officer in the leg.

Chandler pleaded guilty to a string of charges, including common assault, attempted theft and assaulting a public officer.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-03/former-police-officer-matthew-richard-chandler-drunken-rampage/8240574

Gold Coast police Sergeant suspended over alleged assault while on duty

A GOLD Coast police Sergeant has been suspended from the force after he allegedly assaulted a member of the public while on duty.

The 58-year-old male sergeant from the South Eastern Region has today been suspended from official duty with the Queensland Police Service.

The officer, is alleged to have assaulted a member of the public while on duty.

Ethical standards are investigating the incident, but will not comment on when it occurred or the circumstances surrounding it.

http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/crime-court/gold-coast-police-sergeant-suspended-over-alleged-assault-while-on-duty/news-story/d2e511836c0dfc9c8bb766063ad96d6f

IBAC charges Victoria Police officer in relation to assault offences

Victoria’s anti-corruption commission, IBAC has charged a Victoria Police Leading Senior Constable with assault offences in relation to an incident in Hastings in March 1996.

The officer has been summoned to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 19 December 2016.

The charges follow an own motion review and investigation by IBAC of the handling of Ms Corinna Horvath’s complaints alleging police assault and associated Victoria Police disciplinary action.

IBAC can make no further comment on the matter as it is now before the Courts.

Cop who ‘invaded winemaker’s home’ may be unfit to plead

A SENIOR SA Police officer accused of invading and stealing from a Riverland winemaker’s home may be mentally unfit to stand trial, a court has heard.

On Tuesday, counsel for Detective Brevet Sergeant Jason Paul O’Malley said their client had been hospitalised over concerns for his emotional state.

They asked the Adelaide Magistrates Court to order O’Malley undergo assessment at the Repatriation Hospital before the future of his case is decided.

O’Malley, 38, of Loxton, is yet to plead to serious criminal trespass in a residential premises and taking property without consent.

If convicted, he faces a maximum 15-year jail term.

Prosecution documents, viewed by The Advertiser, allege O’Malley trespassed on the property of

Mallee Estate co-owner Arthur Markeas in October last year.

They further allege the father of three intentionally stole goods worth up to $30,000 including two video game consoles valued at $2500 or less.

Mr Markeas has declined to comment on the allegations.

O’Malley served seven years in the military, including in East Timor, and is also former Loxton RSL branch president and a volunteer for his local State Emergency Service branch.

He has been with SA Police for 14 years

The Advertiser has been told the case, which is being overseen by SA Police’s professional conduct section, has caused significant problems with several cases he had investigated.

One of those cases is the long-running prosecution of several people over the alleged theft of $2.5 million worth of high-performance V8 engine parts from the Holden plant at Elizabeth.

O’Malley has been suspended on pay since the charges were laid in November, but his alleged involvement in the offence was not announced at the time.

“(Police have) in the past stated the occupation of police who have been arrested for allegedly committing offences,” a spokesman said.

“However, due to the man serving in a country area, stating his occupation may have identified him prior to the court appearance.”

O’Malley’s case was first called on at the Berri Magistrates Court in November but he did not attend.

At the time, the court was told O’Malley was in the Repatriation Hospital suffering from post-traumatic stress.

On Tuesday, Sam Hooper, for O’Malley asked his client be excused again.

“I have a medical report … he was in the Repat, he was temporarily discharged but he’s back in hospital again,” he said.

“This matter raises some questions in regard to mental competency … inquiries need to be made.”

Magistrate Paul Bennett agreed to order a mental health assessment report and remand the matter to the court’s specialist mental health treatment listings.

He ordered the report be tendered, and O’Malley face court, in April.

Cop four times over booze limit crashes into tree

A police officer has been charged with a high-range drink driving after allegedly crashing his car into a tree near Tweed Heads while more than four times over the legal limit.

Just before 1pm yesterday (Tuesday, January 31), police were called Leisure Drive, Banora Point, following reports a vehicle had hit a tree.

The driver, a 53-year-old police officer attached to the Northern Region, was subjected to a roadside breath test, which returned a positive result.

The policeman, who was off-duty at the time, was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he returned an alleged reading of 0.202.

He was issued a field court attendance notice for high-range PCA and will appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday, February 20.

http://www.echo.net.au/2017/02/cop-four-times-booze-limit-crashes-tree/

Cop to stand trial over baby’s death

A QUEENSLAND police officer accused of murdering his baby son has been committed to stand trial.

Senior Constable Colin David Randall was charged with murder in February last year, 18 months after his two-month-old son allegedly succumbed to significant injuries at bayside Victoria Point, southeast of Brisbane.

The 38-year-old did not appear for the brief committal mention today, with a trial date yet to be set.

http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/national/cop-to-stand-trial-over-babys-death/news-story/1b2e40b96b84933926c660436a5d89bf

All of the above were posted over the past month, if I kept going back to the start of the year, I would be easily able to keep growing the list longer.

 

Ballarat Police Officers Being Held Accountable for Common Asault, of a Female

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Two police members have been charged following Professional Standards Command and IBAC investigations.

A female Leading Senior Constable, from the Western Region, has been charged on summons with one count of common law assault.

A male Senior Constable, from the Western Region, has been charged on summons with two counts of common law assault.

The charges related to allegations of assault that occurred at Ballarat Police Station in January 2015.

Both members will appear in Ballarat Magistrates’ Court on 6 March.

The members have been transferred to non-operational duties.

Victoria Police Media Unit

 

Hopefully you’ll be next Minehan, Mifsud, Bosch and Quiring (if he even exists)

OPEN LETTER FROM A FORMER AFP AGENT TO SENATOR NICK XENOPHON

Dear Sir,

My employment as an AFP agent is obviously one of hundreds if not thousands you will receive from present and past AFP members.

I have been employed as a police member (in the) Australian Army Reserve Military Police, NSW Police Force, Australian Federal Police, (AFP) Melbourne Airport, secondment from Victoria Police, and at present in the Victoria Police.

I have been exposed to so many deceased persons via suicide, murder and have been noted as a “shit magnet” due to my constant involvement in some of the most notable incidents that have occurred within Victoria.

I witnessed a vehicle drive through a violent brawl outside a Laverton licensed venue where the vehicle ran over a victim and his son several times.

I performed CPR on the father in front of his injured son for over 30 minutes while the intoxicated crowd shouted abuse and threw bottles at me.

The offender returned on a bicycle to watch me while a Victoria Ambulance helicopter landed and aided me before the male victim was pronounced life extinct while I continued CPR.

With this in mind they fail to compare to the horror and personal pain I endured at the hands of the AFP.

During my employment as a uniformed AFP agent at Melbourne Airport I was exposed to a large number of security concerns. I identified a large number of procedural errors with enforcement of border security.

I made contact with a AFP “confidant” which is a fancy word for an AFP unsworn member who you can talk to about ethical and or criminal conduct within the organisation.

Soon after this I experienced sustained bullying and victimisation from other AFP members in regards to being a whistle blower.

This included my clothing locker being moved around within the building several times with pictures and writing on it stating, “have a glass of shut the f*ck up’ stuck on the locker door, my personal clothing, personal items and AFP uniform being removed and strewn around the building. I had my correspondence locker glued shut. My correspondence locker being searched contrary to AFP regulations which I was not present at, with no record of why it was searched.

When I took extended period of sick leave, notes were written on my public roster: ‘Rat, dog, poof, cock sucker’. I repeatedly found hand written notes on my car and in my lockers calling me a “rat, poofter” and other explicit and derogatory names.

I returned to work to find my AFP personal gun safe empty. I was advised my firearm was seized despite being contrary to AFP guidelines. I was also informed that a senior sergeant was contacting previous work locations to substantiate personal rumours about me being a homosexual and any other information that was negative.

I was then posted to a public counter area in the airport on what was relayed to me by other members as being punishment by sergeants for being a rat as they allegedly believed I hated the post. I was excluded from shared meals and social events.

I had never felt so isolated as a police member or a person in my life. I was contemplating suicide and was unable to obtain any form of treatment of help from the AFP or Victoria Police.

I took all of my personal recreation leave some nine weeks and was ignored by AFP PRS investigators.

I was (later) advised by AFP management that (the AFP’s psychiatrist) would no longer be assisting me and that AFP local management had made a recommendation that I was unsuitable to remain with the organisation and would be transferred back to Victoria Police.

At that time, I was suffering anxiety, depression and was suicidal. I was abusing alcohol and gambling and my long-term partner was suffering from my mood swings and other depression related symptoms.

The AFP had abandoned me. No employment, no welfare support of any kind and no member of the AFP within any department would reply to my written emails or calls.

I continually wrote to the AFP for an outcome of my complaints but no person replied.

I submitted over four FOI requests over four years and received nothing that detail the alleged investigation or any form of outcome.

I continued to write to the AFP and Commonwealth ombudsman as well as numerous other federal and state government agencies and ministers.

The majority of my allegations involving named AFP offenders, witnesses and other material was not investigated and to date no further actions has been taken.

I received no medical treatment after the AFP removed (its psychologist) from providing services to me.

I only received a small Comcare payment for permanent impairment in 2013 which was vigorously challenged by the AFP and over 35 per cent of the amount awarded to me was aid to legal providers.

I was denied any form of natural justice, access to a fair investigation of my allegations, victimised for being a whistle blower, denied any form of assistance or reposting while the investigation was being conducted or after it was allegedly resolved.

My treatment by the AFP drove me to almost lose my wife, my job with the AFP, I lost countless thousand gambling and drinking. My mental health has deteriorated and the outcome of being a whistle blower has cost me any form of upgrading duties, personal and professional development or any form of training and or courses with my current employer Victoria Police.

I lost my identity, my career, my personal savings and almost my life.

The AFP’s discourages and avoids reasonable responsibility, duty of care or to protect it’s AFP agents and general staff, because of an archaic mentality of systematically ignoring complaints and suppressing those injured with avoidance and sheer neglect.

From the moment, I spoke to the AFP as a whistle blower my life changed forever and the result is a broken man, no financial savings, poor health and strained marriage.

This is only a summary of what happened to me within my employment with the AFP and after the AFP.

I am prepared to read my allegations and treatment by the AFP in open parliament, cabinet or any public forum if required to assist with your guidance.

I wish to speak publicly in memory of those families of AFP, other state and territory families who lost family members to PTSD related injuries and sadly suicide.

I am disgusted by the lack of any form of reasonable support and accountability I experienced as a whistle blower in the AFP.

With regards,
Dan

http://www.news.com.au/…/n…/a869ab4d77a9167633876101e0cc574d

 

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28 thoughts on “Police Crimes Across Australia

  1. The above post does not include pedophile priests and school teachers who mysteriously evaded investigations and being charged for decades, despite large amounts of complaints being lodged again the guilty people to the police.

    Explain that Minehan.

    I believe they are all finally being held accountable, by the honest cops in the police force who are refusing to cover up for rampant pedophilia and sexual assaults, within government institutions any longer.

    Also, by the internet warriors who have been helping to expose it all, again, in an effort to rid society of the monsters who do this. One third of the USA congress is expected to be charged, in the next few months, for crimes against children.

    Yet Minehan doesn’t want any of that to happen. He wants us all silenced, and is prepared to assault it and jail us to silence us. Why is that Minehan?

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  2. ACT Policing officer charged with assault after alleged domestic violence refused bail

    A police officer has been charged with assault after an alleged domestic violence incident on Friday and remanded in custody.

    The man, a sworn member in the Australian Federal Police who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court on Saturday morning.

    The court was told the man assaulted a woman in her home, while the woman’s young son was present.

    Police documents allege he verbally and physically abused the woman, with whom he had been in a relationship for more than a year.

    It is alleged witnesses heard a man’s voice say “Do you want to die?”.

    It is also alleged he yelled at the woman’s son during the attack.

    The child allegedly told police he was exceedingly scared and didn’t know what to do.

    He described hearing “thumping and bumping” noises from where he took shelter in the home. The court heard he had seen some of the incident.

    Police received multiple 000 calls in relation to the incident from the woman’s neighbours.

    When officers arrived, the man was allegedly unsteady on his feet with bloodshot eyes. Police said they believed he had been highly intoxicated.

    The court heard there were allegations the man had previously assaulted the woman causing broken bones however no charges had arisen from those allegations.

    The man did not enter a plea.

    Bail was refused on the grounds the man was at high risk of reoffending, and the magistrate said the man was at high risk of self harm.

    The court ordered the man to be isolated from other prisoners if possible, due to the nature of his work.

    The man will reappear before the court later this month.

    Later outside of court, ACT Chief Police Officer Justine Saunders issued a statement saying the matter had been referred to AFP Professional Standards and would be “treated extremely seriously”.

    “An incident involving our own member is very concerning. It doesn’t matter who you are, or what role you have in the community any form of violence is not tolerated by ACT Policing,” she said.

    “As the matter is now before court, I will be unable to comment further.”

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  3. Cop Stood Down Over Uber Poo

    A GOLD Coast cop has been stood down over an allegation he defecated in an Uber vehicle during an Australia Day bender.

    The officer, a member of the elite Rapid Action Patrol, was off-duty during the incident last month.

    However, the police Ethical Standards Command launched an internal investigation after an official complaint.

    In a statement, the police service said a south eastern region constable was under investigation over allegations of wilful damage and public nuisance while off-duty.

    The 26-year-old male officer has been stood down from official duty ‘and will be tasked to perform non-operational duties’, police said.

    He is the latest in a series of Gold Coast police officers to be suspended or stood down from frontline duties pending the outcome of investigations into misconduct.

    Earlier this month, a veteran Broadbeach sergeant was suspended over allegations he assaulted a member of the public while on duty.

    In December, a 48-year-old senior-constable was also suspended after allegedly recording a positive drug test while on duty.

    In October, another senior-constable was stood down over allegations he sexually assaulted a teenage girl during a drug raid.

    Several Coast officers are under investigation for alleged improper access of the police computer, with some facing criminal charges.

    Senior-Sergeant Hurley is believed to be seeking medical retirement.

    Some officers have been forced to hire their own lawyers because the police union does not normally provide legal representation for officers accused of off-duty misconduct or criminal or corrupt behaviour when on-duty.

    Police said they informed the public of serious allegations of misconduct ‘in keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability’.

    “This does not mean that the allegations against the officers have been substantiated,” a spokesman said.

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  4. Has anyone noticed that all of these police being stood down, pending investigation and possible charges, all come from Queensland, Victoria or South Australia?

    THAT’S BECAUSE HERE IN NSW, WE DON’T INVESTIGATE POLICE MISCONDUCT.

    THE STATE JUST ALLOWS IT, AND ALLOWS IT TO FESTER AND TO CONTINUE TO WORSEN.

    I guess that must mean that the Police Commissioner himself is also CORRUPT!

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  5. Published on Nov 20, 2013

    WA Police have confirmed they are investigating a video showing a heated confrontation between a traffic officer and a member of the public which has gone viral on Facebook.

    The 45-second video shows an officer responding aggressively to comments made by the member of the public filming the incident.

    The man was stopped by the first-class constable for riding a bike without a helmet in Forrestfield about 2.30pm on Tuesday.

    At a press conference in Perth on Wednesday morning police confirmed they were investigating a video posted on Facebook by ‘John Gds Martin’ and that the constable had been spoken to by his direct supervisor.

    The video, shared through the Facebook page “50 shades of straya”, has been liked more than 15,000 times, shared more than 500 times and has received more than 4000 comments in the 14 hours since it was posted.

    Inspector Dom Wood said the officer could have dealt with the situation in a more appropriate manner.

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  6. Police kill a man suspected of shop lifting, in Bunnings. Then severely injured the woman who filmed their assault, while taking the footage off her the following day. She’d phoned the station to see how the victim was going, and after proving the police with her contact details, they swooped on her and attacked her, to cover up their crime.

    http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/10/11/19/07/footage-emerges-of-man-who-died-after-security-apprehension-at-melbourne-bunnings-store

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  7. From last year, but highly telling about the state of the NSW Police Force, and all the ‘forces’ in all states:

    ‘Satanic’ sergeant suspended for posting degrading slurs before Greens MP Jenny Leong harassed

    Police officers were posting homophobic and sexually degrading posts on social media before a NSW Police Integrity Commission investigation homed in on the racial and sexist harassment of an MP.

    A Sun-Herald investigation can also reveal that one of the ringleaders behind the online trolling of the Greens MP Jenny Leong is an inner-city based sergeant who for years has spouted a string of anti-gay slurs and online comments that objectified and sexually degraded women.

    After viewing material linked to his Facebook account on Saturday, the NSW Police released a statement advising it had “acted to immediately suspend” the Central Metropolitan Region officer.

    It is now apparent that far from being an isolated, politically motivated online attack, the recent hate campaign against Ms Leong was part of a culture of abuse within certain elements of the force.

    Until the sergeant’s Facebook page was shut down last week, it was a public window into the private world of a trusted protector of the community.

    Harbouring a morbid fascination with the devil, the officer had uploaded numerous satanic images onto his social media feed and was one of nine followers of a Facebook page that shares images of mutilated corpses.

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-police-sergeant-posted-homophobic-sexually-degrading-slurs-before-greens-mp-jenny-leong-was-harassed-20160415-go7kyj.html

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  8. Looks like a woman who has been writing to the NSW Ombudsman about having been raped at age ten by a serving police officer, attached to Goulburn Command, is finally going to get justice.

    It took well over a decade, but countless letters and complaints, and lots of posts about it on the internet including facebook groups, seems to have finally triggered a response from the NSW government.

    The ‘officer’ has been charged, and even stood down from duties, pending the hearing and his conviction.

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  9. Six police officers charged between Good Friday and Anzac Day

    April 24 A male constable was charged with allegedly breaching an apprehended violence order and public mischief near Maitland in March.

    April 24 A male probationary constable was charged with stalking and intimidation after a domestic-related incident in the Hunter region in March.

    April 23 A male senior constable officer was given a court attendance notice for offensive behaviour after urinating on a fence near a busy intersection at Woolooware in Sydney’s south

    April 20 An off-duty police officer was charged with low-range drink-driving after he was stopped for a random breath test on the Princes Highway at Tempe.

    April 18 A police officer charged with drink-driving in Orange had extra charges laid against her, including assaulting and resisting police.

    April 18 An off-duty constable allegedly ran a red light before leading police on a pursuit through the streets of Eastwood.

    April 17 A male senior constable was charged with aggravated sexual intercourse with a 10-year-old girl and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

    April 11 A male senior constable was charged with making a false official instrument to pervert the course of justice (creating a false record).

    April 11 A police officer was given a court attendance notice after an alleged assault.

    April 2 A male senior constable was charged with making threatening phone calls to a private business and is expected to appear before a Sydney court.

    April 1 An off-duty police officer was charged with low-range drink-driving after being stopped for a random breath test on Wentworth Park Road in Glebe.

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/six-police-officers-charged-between-good-friday-and-anzac-day-20140425-zqza0.html

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  10. NSW Police officers hold serious criminal convictions, GIPA documents show
    by Quentin Dempster

    Serious criminal convictions that include stealing, break and enter, fraud and assault are no impediment to a career in the New South Wales Police Force.

    Documents obtained by 7.30 NSW for the first time show the range and extent of convictions recorded before and during police employment, including 39 of stealing.

    While Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione acknowledged in January this year that 437 officers had “form” – a criminal conviction – he was quoted as telling the Daily Telegraph that in the majority of cases these officers have been “convicted of a low range PCA (prescribed concentration of alcohol or drink driving) or similar offence”.

    But documents obtained through a Government Information Public Access Act (GIPA) application show the actual convictions include much more.

    The more serious convictions include fraud, false pretences, dishonestly obtaining financial advantage, apprehended domestic violence, and dangerous driving causing death.

    The total number of convictions recorded against 437 officers are 595, which equates to one in 40 NSW police officers having a criminal record.

    The names of the convicted officers remain confidential but there are 14 inspectors, five senior sergeants, 80 sergeants, 236 senior constables, 69 constables, 20 probationary constables and 13 students.

    Rather than the “majority” recording low-range PCA convictions, the documents show that 58 officers were convicted for high-range drink driving, while 144 were convicted for mid-range drink driving.

    The documents show that 58 had been convicted for low-range PCA.

    The police department has rejected a complaint that Commissioner Scipione has misled the public in his January statement.

    continues:
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-28/criminal-history-not-a-barrier-to-joining-nsw-police/5351172

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  11. Lol. 😀

    Gold Coast police headquarters is ‘bully central’, union says

    GOLD Coast police bosses face a possible workplace bullying investigation after the police union lodged a formal complaint with the Crime and Corruption Commission.

    Union secretary Mick Barnes said Gold Coast police headquarters was “bully central,” and an official complaint was lodged with the CCC on Friday.

    It comes as the CCC begins an investigation into fudged crime statistics amid growing unrest among rank-and-file officers.

    A scathing Auditor-General’s report last month singled out Gold Coast police for criticism over “inappropriate” practices, including “soliciting” and “inducing” crime victims to withdraw complaints.

    It found frontline Coast cops were pressured to meet weekly crime-reduction targets.

    Outspoken cop Phil Notaro yesterday accused Police Commissioner Ian Stewart of “disgraceful comments and workplace bullying”.

    Senior-Sergeant Notaro launched a blistering attack on the police hierarchy in the latest police union journal, claiming crime was out of control, criminals were laughing, and morale was at rock bottom.

    continues:
    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/gold-coast-police-headquarters-is-bully-central-union-says/news-story/91d29f6c1f41b104d3520dbe703efdcc

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  12. A FORMER police officer has received a prison sentence, suspended immediately, for possession of child pornography.

    Jeffrey John Lavery, 46, pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton District Court yesterday to the charge.

    Lavery’s defence barrister Scott Moon said his client served in the Victorian police force for 15.5 years, four years in the Sunbury “suicide belt” on the outskirts of Melbourne, along with four years as a police prosecutor.

    Before his time on the police force, Lavery spent three years as a primary school teacher in Australia before moving overseas where he taught for a further three years.

    Crown prosecutor Tiffany Lawrence said Taskforce Argos officers were tipped off that someone in the Lavery residence in Yeppoon had downloaded child exploitation material and a search warrant was executed on August 18, 2015.

    She said Lavery denied there had been any child exploitation material in the house he shared with his wife and son before the search.

    Police found one desktop computer, one laptop computer and an external hard drive containing 142 child exploitation images.

    The images included 38 depicting nudity or erotic posing with no sexual activity and 88 depicted sexual activity between children, or solo masturbation by a child.

    Ms Lawrence told the court a further 15 images depicted penetrative sexual activity between adult(s) and child(ren).

    She said police found an online account linked to a Dropbox account and others that contained the images.

    Lavery participated in an interview with police two days later and admitted he was the primary user of the three devices but claimed he didn’t where the images came from.

    Mr Moon said Lavery now admits, having been the primary user of the devices, that he committed the offences.

    continues:
    https://m.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/former-cop-found-with-child-porn-on-three-devices/3181221/

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  13. Maggot Murray Intends to Let Drunk Albury Cop Off the Hook

    A DECORATED Albury detective battling PTSD after 30-plus years in the force has broken down during a drink-driving hearing.

    Detective Sergeant Dieter Kreuzer crashed his car into a parked vehicle near his East Albury home in January after drinking at The Newmarket Hotel for about 10 hours.

    The 52-year-old has worked in the police force for more than three decades, and has headed the Albury drug squad and worked undercover.

    (snip)

    Kreuzer crashed his vehicle into another car on Rau Street about 1am, got out, got back in, tried to drive off, and again hit the vehicle several times.

    A passerby tried to remove his keys but couldn’t, and Kreuzer drove off into Hanel Street.

    Police found him passed out at the wheel in Kenilworth Street, the keys still in the ignition.

    He refused to give ID and twice refused a breath test, but returned a reading of 0.214 back at the Albury station.

    He fought back tears as Mr Cronin spoke of his time as a policeman.

    (snip)

    Magistrate Tony Murray accepted the incident was linked to his condition and will deal with it as a mental health matter, rather than criminal matter, if Kreuzer follows a treatment plan.

    He said he had been a “dedicated and decorated police officer for a very, very long period of time”.

    http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/4688458/officer-fighting-mental-battle/?cs=11

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  14. Senior police officer investigated over claims of misconduct linked to Daniel Morcombe inquest

    ONE of Queensland’s most senior police officers is the subject of a new internal investigation over claims of misconduct linked to the Daniel Morcombe inquest, which is scrutinising police actions.

    Assistant Commissioner Mike Condon, who was head of Homicide during the hunt for Daniel and his killer, is being investigated by the Ethical Standards Command, The Courier-Mail can confirm.

    This follows complaints by former detective Dennis Martyn to the Crime and Corruption Commission, that have been referred to the Queensland Police Service to examine.

    Claims include that Mr Condon abused his position by colluding with other officers to try to prevent Mr Martyn and another former ­officer Kenneth King giving ­evidence at the inquest and to find out what evidence would be given in order to discredit them.

    Another claim alleges an officer, at the request of Mr Condon, accessed files and disclosed the complaints history and other personal details of Mr Martyn and Mr King.

    Mr Martyn also alleges a report he wrote two weeks after Daniel disappeared — in which he named Brett Peter Cowan as a prime ­suspect in the 13-year-old’s disappearance — went missing.

    Mr Martyn claims Mr Condon was in possession of that report, but failed to provide it.

    Mr Condon denies he ever received such a report.

    The QPS confirmed the investigation involving Mr Condon is under way.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/misconduct-claim-linked-to-morcombe-case/news-story/f77dfa689fa8c258f4c4b3d63a2c6482

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  15. A major Victoria Police corruption probe is examining allegations four police officers and an ex-cop have been leaking information to criminal figures and using illicit drugs, amid warnings that recreational drug use may be increasing among younger officers.

    The four police under investigation have been suspended, after internal affairs investigators arrested and questioned the three suburban detectives and a female uniform police officer on Wednesday.

    https://cdn.ampproject.org/c/amp.theage.com.au/victoria/victorian-police-officers-suspended-arrested-in-drugs-probe-20160922-grm7uu.html

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  16. Female prison officer, 38, charged with child abuse offences after engaging in sex acts with a 17-year-old inmate while he was detained

    A 38-year-old Western Australian woman has been charged with the offence
    It is believed she was indecently dealing with a teenage inmate for three months
    According to police she used to work for the Department of Corrective Services
    The woman will face Armadale Magistrates Court on Tuesday

    By Matilda Rudd For Daily Mail Australia
    Published: 10:22 +10:00, 20 June 2017 | Updated: 14:07 +10:00, 20 June 2017

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4619862/WA-female-prison-officer-charged-having-sex-teen.html#ixzz4kbMLJFqb

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  17. A former Brisbane police officer will face court over allegations he misused the police database more than 40 times and leaked information to a member of the public.

    The 60-year-old former sergeant allegedly accessed the Queensland Police Service’s QPRIME database 44 times between 2010-2016 while he was a serving officer, according to the Crime and Corruption Commission.

    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/former-brisbane-officer-to-face-court-over-alleged-misuse-of-database-20170628-gx0kbk.html

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  18. More than 1000 allegations of corruption relating to Queensland police have been made in the past three months, according to the Crime and Corruption Commission.

    In information reported to the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee on June 12, the CCC received 798 complaints of corruption containing 1513 allegations between February 1 to April 30 this year.

    Of those complaints, 1009 related to police and 504 related to other public sector agencies, including government-owned corporations.

    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/1000-corruption-allegations-against-police-in-three-months-ccc-reports-20170629-gx16o0.html

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  19. ONE of Queensland’s most senior police officers is the subject of a new internal investigation over claims of misconduct linked to the Daniel Morcombe inquest, which is scrutinising police actions.

    Assistant Commissioner Mike Condon, who was head of Homicide during the hunt for Daniel and his killer, is being investigated by the Ethical Standards Command, The Courier-Mail can confirm.

    This follows complaints by former detective Dennis Martyn to the Crime and Corruption Commission, that have been referred to the Queensland Police Service to examine.

    Claims include that Mr Condon abused his position by colluding with other officers to try to prevent Mr Martyn and another former ­officer Kenneth King giving ­evidence at the inquest and to find out what evidence would be given in order to discredit them.

    Another claim alleges an officer, at the request of Mr Condon, accessed files and disclosed the complaints history and other personal details of Mr Martyn and Mr King.

    Mr Martyn also alleges a report he wrote two weeks after Daniel disappeared — in which he named Brett Peter Cowan as a prime ­suspect in the 13-year-old’s disappearance — went missing.

    Mr Martyn claims Mr Condon was in possession of that report, but failed to provide it.

    Mr Condon denies he ever received such a report.

    The QPS confirmed the investigation involving Mr Condon is under way.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/misconduct-claim-linked-to-morcombe-case/news-story/f77dfa689fa8c258f4c4b3d63a2c6482

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  20. A former police officer who attempted to murder his wife and two children at their Brisbane home in 2014 has been sentenced to life in prison.

    The 44-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, repeatedly stabbed his then-wife, 39, and children, aged nine and seven, at their Carina home on February 2.

    Brisbane Supreme Court on Tuesday heard he began planning the murders after being confronted by his wife over his affairs with sex workers, which he at one point funded with his wife’s engagement ring.

    He pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted murder before Justice Peter Flanagan on Tuesday.

    “It is clear that you intended to kill your entire family,” Justice Flanagan said.

    The court heard the man, who served 17 years in the force, had timed the attack in the early hours of February 2 to coincide with police shift changeovers in the hope it would delay their response.

    He used two large kitchen knives to stab his wife first, knowing she would be the most difficult to kill, before then attacking his son and daughter.

    All three required surgery and have been left with permanent scarring, the court was told.

    continues:
    https://au.news.yahoo.com/qld/a/36338337/ex-cop-admits-attempted-murder-of-family/#page1

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  21. A former police officer has appeared before a NSW court charged with the robbery of a man in Haymarket.

    It’s alleged the then a 32-year-old NSW Police officer was involved in the robbery of a businessman walking cash to a nearby bank on Pitt Street in December 2013.

    The man, who has since left the force, was arrested at Parramatta Police Station on Thursday following an extensive investigation.

    Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/…/police-officer-charged-with-sydne…

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  22. A former Northern Territory police officer will be released from prison in 12 months after being convicted twice on the same offences relating to the indecent dealings with a child.

    Mathew Wayne Lindsay, 33, was found guilty on Friday over two counts of indecently dealing with a child under the age of 16, who was seven years old at the time in 2012.

    His identity can only now be revealed after suppression orders were lifted.

    He was convicted of charges relating to touching a seven-year-old girl at his house during a sleepover in February 2012.

    Lindsay successfully appealed the conviction in December last year, but was again found guilty in the Northern Territory Supreme Court on Friday, after a retrial.

    He has already spent 17-and-a-half months in prison.

    Today, Justice Judith Kelly sentenced Lindsay to three years in prison, backdated to July 2016 and suspended after two years.

    The former police officer and former soldier was also serving prison time for accessing work computers which contained child abuse material.

    She repeated today that Lindsay, who had pleaded not guilty, had not shown any remorse.

    In her sentencing remarks in July 2015, Justice Kelly said: “In my view, your offence is made worse by the fact that you were looking after the child at the time and that what you did to her amounts to a breach of the trust placed in you.”

    “You have displayed no remorse and you are not entitled to any reduction in your sentence for any willingness to facilitate the course of justice and to spare the child and other witnesses from having to give evidence in court.”

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-10/former-policeman-convicted-twice-for-child-indecent-dealings/8693798

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  23. One from Albury … an ice dealing drug addict cop, retains his drivers’ licence, because the local court is corrupt.

    Former cop keeps licence after ice test

    A FORMER Albury drug squad detective has been given another chance after being caught drug driving.

    Matthew Louis Marshall, 46, had found out his compensation claim with the NSW Police insurer had been knocked back.

    The former officer of 14 years had gone on sick leave in May 2011, suffering PTSD, and turned to ice and then drug-dealing after he left the force.

    Albury Local Court on Tuesday heard he had relapsed into ice use earlier this year following the news from the police insurer.

    Police had caught Marshall driving a Ford Territory on Logan Road in Albury on March 24 – the same day as the Gold Cup.

    He was tested about 11.20pm and found to have methamphetamine in his system.

    The court heard Marshall – who was jailed for his role in a drug-dealing group in 2013 – had taken the drug a few days earlier during a period of relapse.

    He had been given the substance by a friend.

    Lawyer Mark Cronin said Marshall had told the officers he hadn’t used for “some days” prior to the drug driving test.

    While he noted the 46-year-old had serious supply matters on his record, he also had an excellent driving history with a minor infringement in 2005.

    This, he argued, meant a dismissal of the charges without conviction was appropriate.

    Magistrate Erin Kennedy agreed and said he deserved a chance to prove himself in the community.

    “You know it’s no friend of yours giving you those substances, no friend at all,” she said.

    Marshall had been ordered to spend at least seven-months in jail in 2013 for his role in the drug ring, with a maximum of 18 months.

    http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/4784406/former-cop-keeps-licence-after-ice-test/

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