Tag Archives: Victorian Coroner

Shame on you, ESTA

This is reasonably old news, yet just stumbled upon the Coroner’s finding on the tragically sad murder of Penny Pratt due to some dumbass ESTA call-taker, and had a read. You can read the full report here. Good work, ESTA. Some years … Continue reading

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LEFT-WING ACTIVISTS CRITICAL OF SUPPORT FOR POLICE OFFICER WHO SHOT AND KILLED A MAN

Tuesday August 27 2013 – A fatal shooting by a Victoria Police highway patrol officer in Melbourne’s inner south-east has reignited debate over the need for independent investigations into police shootings. Neighbours heard shots on Union Street in Windsor shortly … Continue reading

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POLICE INFORMER’S SON TELLS COURT DETECTIVE THREATENED TO SHOOT AND KILL HIS FATHER

Friday July 25 2014 – A coronial inquest has been told that a former Victoria Police Drug Squad officer had told a now murdered police informer, that should he ever betray him, he would shoot him. Andrew Hodson told the … Continue reading

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OFFICER ‘MISLED POLICE’ OVER DEATH – Friday June 28 2013

– A coroner has raised serious questions about the conduct of a senior Warrnambool police officer over the death of a man punched outside a pub by one of the officer’s friends. Coroner Jane Hendtlass said Acting Sergeant Chris Moloney … Continue reading

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HARD TO PROVE ASSAULT DEATH – Monday May 27 2013

– Charges will not be laid in the case of a grandad who collapsed and died in front of police as he told them he had been attacked. Geoffrey Ashton, 78, collapsed in the foyer of Croydon police station. He … Continue reading

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MAN DIES IN CUSTODY – Thursday May 2 2013

– The Homicide Squad is investigating the death of a man being taken by police to hospital in Melbourne’s south-east. A 37-year-old man, who police say was subject to a community treatment order, was being driven to Casey Hospital in … Continue reading

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FAMILY CALLS FOR INQUEST IN DAUGHTER’S GARBAGE CHUTE FALL – Friday December 7 2012

– The family of a Melbourne woman who died after plunging 12 storeys inside the garbage chute of a St Kilda Road apartment building has asked a coroner to examine if she was murdered. At Wednesday’s hearing, Coroner Peter White … Continue reading

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EX-COP’S TELL-ALL BOOK – Wednesday December 5 2012

– An allegedly corrupt detective accused of organising the execution of a whistleblower and his wife is penning a book he says will contain explosive new material about their murders. Former detective Paul Dale is set to publish a book … Continue reading

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