A weekly round-up of what Australian cops gets up to
Another terror attack in Australia brings Tweeds Heads (NSW) to a standstill - police brake speed limit to get footy player to footy match - woman ends up dead because of police failure, according to coroner - corrupt corruption commissioner might end up in prison - 14 year old girl gets locked up by police unlawfully - ex-copper gets massive $650,000 pay-out.
Another terrorism attack occurred in Australia on Sept 6, with NSW police bringing a large part of Tweed Heads to a standstill on September 5, according to ABC News Online.
Dozens of businesses were evacuated, roads were closed for 7 hours, more than 100 workers were forced to leave their offices and traffic was diverted for most of the day.
The suspect device turned out to be harmless.
'Obviously it is a different society at the moment and we have to take every threat seriously and investigate it fully,' said a police spokesperson.
'Even in Tweed Heads,' he could have added.
The Sydney Morning Herald of September 6 reports the extraordinary story of a police officer who deliberately broke the speed limit and used emergency lights and sirens so that he could drive a Kangaroos footballer, Saverio Rocca, to Telstra Dome for a match.
The police officer drove Mr Rocca to the match, leaving his wife, Rose, at hospital and about to give birth to the couple's second child.
Mr Rocca replied to allegations of police driving, using headlights or speeding by saying that 'I didn't think it was such a big deal.'
A Northern Territory coroner has blamed police for the death of woman, according to the September 5 Advertiser.
The coroner found that police had failed to enforce a restraining order against the woman's former partner.
As a result, the 21 year old was bashed to death by her boyfriend, despite taking out a non-contact domestic violence order against him.
Coroner Greg Cavanagh said police should have arrested Ms Millar's partner when he beat her up the day before, in breach of the restraint order.
The coroner said that 'The evidence in this case reveals that the actions of police were simply not good enough.'
Moira Rayner is a disgraced former corruption commissioner. She disgraced herself when she tipped off a friend about an investigation into his illegal activities. Now she is being investigated as to whether the tip-off was criminal, according to The Australian of September 6.
Ms Rayner, who was the acting commissioner of the Corruption and Crime Commission in Western Australia, resigned on August 16 after admitting the tip-off.
The tip off to her friend, Mr Marquet (formerly one of WA's top public servants) came when he was facing charges on 55 counts of corruption, drug possession and the theft of $227,000.
Police chiefs in Belfast are getting pissed of at Australia's attempts to poach Irish police officers, as Australians no longer want to join the boys and girls in blue.
The 3 September Belfast Telegraph reports that 200 Irish police have expressed an interest in signing up for jobs in Western Australia.
Police Commissioner Noel Conroy of the Republic of Ireland is reported to be annoyed about the possibility of losing experienced police.
A former copper is to receive a whopping $650,000 unfair dismissal payout, according to The Australian of September 8.
Mr Jarratt, 57, was sacked without warning on 'performance grounds.'
A 14 year old girl was unlawfully held in a police watchhouse in August. Her name and the location of the Queensland police station has been withheld, according to a AAP report of September 8.
The girl was taken from her home at 9.30pm in what has said to be a mistake by the police.
The Queensland Police Service Ethical Standards Command put the overnight detention of the 14 year old down to human error.
A copper's lot may not be happy, but it is certainly well paid NSW Police to set up full time riot squad following Forbes protests - no one wants to be Commissioner of Police in NSW - no one wants to be a copper in SA - another copper rapes a juvenile - more secrecy bungles in Victoria - more drugs for the cops on duty - Justice Wood (former Commissioner into Police Corruption) says little has changed in 10 years - cops on corruption charges get stressed out and get compo.
Cop Watch: When permanent head injuries ruled to be reasonable force Former copper kidnaps and rapes 10 year old (allegedly) - Commission rules that police violence that leads to serious and permanent head injuries is 'reasonable' - more police lies on the de Menezes killing in London by terrorist police officers - NSW Police Association criticise A30 Opera House cost of policing - Victorian Police stuff up traffic tickets (again).
Cop Watch: No. 4 Terrorism in Ballarat Terrorism in Ballarat - former Sydney copper sues the police after becoming drug addict - Victorian Police unlawfully releases 'up to 20,000 pages' of confidential files.
Australia: Cop Watch No. 3 This round-up includes: disgraced officers may get reinstated with back pay - more confidential information gets released into the public domain by police - body searching at the Sydney Opera House - and Irish police pissed off over WA police poaching campaign in Ireland.
Australia: Copwatch No.2 A review of what the boys and girls in blue have been up to shows that their respective juices have been stimulated by their ability to demand greater and greater police powers.
Australia: Cop Watch The roundup this week - dodgy riot gear, shooting French photographers, senior coppers being 4 times over the legal limit, dodgy promotions in NSW, more terrorism powers in WA and drug-dealing coppers in Melbourne (it is alleged).
Vic police chief moves to sack officers The Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, Christine Nixon, has moved to dismiss two police officers as part of a crackdown on corruption and says up to 20 more dismissals could follow.
More NSW Police Corruption? Line of fire? [Bullshit! Line of Lick Arse Noble Cause NSW Corrupt Cops] (clockwise from top left) Deputy Commissioner Dave Madden, Assistant Commissioner Peter Parsons, Superintendent Dave Swilkes, Assistant Commissioner Bob Waites and Superintendent Dave Owens.
NSW Cop suspect in murder? A sacked Sydney police officer has finished giving testimony at a hearing into his corrupt activities over the past eight years. Christopher John Laycock was yesterday recalled to the witness stand at the Police Integrity Commission (PIC).
Corrupt NSW police officer sacked New South Wales Police Commissioner Ken Moroney has sacked an officer who confessed to being involved in corrupt activities over the past eight years.
Officer planned to kidnap criminals A senior Sydney police officer who has admitted taking money for tipping off a child porn suspect had also been planning to kidnap criminals and extort money from them, the Police Integrity Commission heard yesterday.
Police, teachers charged in child porn bust One-hundred-and-fifty people, including police officers and teachers, have been arrested in what the Federal Police (AFP) describe as Australia's biggest Internet child pornography bust.
A corrupt way to treat the community? I seen the police bleeding on Nine's Sunday program arguing that promotion should depend on how many crimes police have solved and not how many brains they have and that was coming from police commissioner Ken Moroney and Police Minister John Watkins?
Police to uphold law not decide mental health A diagnosis of mental illness could be made over the phone instead of in person, and involuntary psychiatric patients could lose the right to have their case reviewed by a magistrate, under proposed changes to NSW mental health laws.
Redfern police need education not weapons According to the description of one senior police officer, the ACLO called out on the afternoon before the Redfern violence escalated was "hopeless, intoxicated and had no driver's licence."
Clive Small, NSW Inspector Gadget NSW Police has revived controversial plans for a specialist discriminative squad to tackle the wave of violent crime that has plagued Sydney's south-west for more than a decade.
Random police raid terrorised residents A police task Force randomly targeting gang warfare [and criminals green lighted by police themselves], is investigating nine murders and one disappearance, including a shooting death that sparked a dramatic random dawn raid in south-western Sydney yesterday.
Three men arrested over deadly drug feud In a day of extraordinary developments in investigations into gangland violence [and police corruption], in southwest Sydney, armed plainclothes detectives from strike force Gain swooped on three men in the shopping area of the Star City Casino complex at about 2.30pm.
Drive-by shootings: test your political IQ? Sydney was being controlled by around a thousand gun-toting young men and a new jail was needed to put them in, the NSW opposition said on Friday, in the wake if Sydney's drive-by shootings.
NSW drug wars: family feud not responsible for shootings Do New South Wales citizens have to be diverted from the truth about a drug infested gangland killing? Why did the police lie? Why did the Premier lie? What is wrong with our government and police, are they on the take? Are they on drugs? Are these people being drug tested?
NSW Opp calls for greater police powers The New South Wales Opposition has used the latest fatal shooting in Sydney's south-west to call for police to be given powers to conduct random car searches.
Australia's Political Underworld...And their enforcers The promotion of law and order means money to big business. Profits from insurance, security fixtures, patrol services and the like can only continue to grow if the perceived threat of uncontrollable crime wave escalates. In the past few months there have been many examples of the true nature of our blood thirsty politicians and their sinister attempts to spoon-feed a not so gullible public with their repetitious rhetoric.
Lord Denning Interesting how a member of the Police Board Mr. Tim Priest would hold grave fears for his safety from dangerouse senior police but fails to name them or have them sacked. Rather Priest resigns as if he had no powers. Could that mean what he was saying is that the Governments are also corrupt?
Black Nexus The Separation of Powers Doctrine is nowcontaminated witharangeofcolours, now leaving us with a black shirt on a once blue bridge that crossed that thin blue line. The 'Amery and Woodham show'.
Partners in crime - history! Roger Rogerson, the old hero, who never faced a result in the Lanfranchy, or Huckstepp murders, was let off in my opinion when the New South Wales Government rolled the legal system (deciding what evidence to give the police prosecutor) to have the jury believe the illusion they (the Government wanted to create).Similarly, Peter Ryan facing the Police Integrity Commission for questions about his involvement in the demise of the dysfunctional reform unit. Chess in the court (rolling the legal system).
Police Chronology 1994-2001 View events in the NSW Police Force since the Wood Royal Commission began in 1994. 1994 May Justice James Wood is appointed Commissioner of the Royal Commission into the NSW Police Service ('WRC').
AFP: The unlikely CRIMINAL It was born of a bombing and it made its name after a far more devastating act of terrorism. But for most of the 25 years in between, little was known about the Australian Federal Police force or the work it did.
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