Tag Archives: police culture

DETECTIVE STOPPED MOBSTERS IN THEIR TRACKS – Monday June 10 2013

SUPERINTENDENT ANDREW ALLEN, AUSTRALIAN POLICE MEDAL – For the head of the Homicide Squad it could well have been a poisoned chalice – to start a taskforce into Melbourne’s gangland war when the smart money suggested police were doomed to … Continue reading

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DODGY POLICY HAS SOLID TRACK RECORD – Saturday May 4 2013

– The inexperienced constable first tried to humour the stubborn middle-aged man making a nuisance of himself by blocking the Flinders Street Station steps. Just five months out of the Police Academy and still on his first posting, Greg Roberts … Continue reading

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DAMAGES FOR OFFICER – Saturday April 13 2013

– A former policewoman who became mentally ill and picked at her hands until they bled after being bullied has been awarded $250,000 by Victoria’s highest court. The harassment began when Karen Aden Willett was appointed a detective at the … Continue reading

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FRAUD VICTIMS IN LONG WAIT FOR DETECTIVES – Sunday April 7 2013

– Victims of alleged serious fraud are waiting up to a year for specialist detectives to investigate, which some believe is giving, perpetrators time to strike again. The head of Victoria’s Fraud Squad, Detective Inspector David Pike, concedes there is … Continue reading

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HANG OUT WITH DOGS, BE HOUNDED BY FLEAS – Saturday March 30 2013

– It was an office Christmas party like many others. Too much grog led a middle manager to try to prove he was still one of the nosy, and so he led the charge to one of Melbourne’s well-known strip … Continue reading

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TOP COP ACTS TO REDRAW – Wednesday March 27 2013

– Ken Lay is not the sort who likes to make a big noise. When he became Chief Commissioner in 2011 his aim was to go about his business as quietly as possible, avoiding the controversy that has dogged the … Continue reading

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THEIR BIG CRIME WAS BEING BLACK – Tuesday February 19 2013

– Claims of racial profiling, arbitrary beatings and the criminalisation of a whole community drove a group of young African-Australians to take the Chief Commissioner and a group of Victoria Police officers to the Federal Court. In 2006, following concerns … Continue reading

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SNOOPING COPS BUSTED – Wednesday August 15 2012

– Dishonest cops are caught snooping or passing on police secrets at least once a week. The dodgy dealings are still going on more than a decade after the force was first thrown into crisis over improper use of people’s … Continue reading

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NO MORE BAD COP TACTICS – Tuesday December 13 2011

– The death knell has been sounded on detectives’ “good cop/bad cop” interview technique. And table thumping has been banned. Victoria Police crime department detectives are using a new method of interviewing suspects, witnesses and victims. The radical culture change … Continue reading

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