Thursday, November 18, 2004


What constitutes "bravery" in the New Zealand Police? Excessive force and fabricating evidence, it seems. Police officers who do the above are not brave - they are simply bullies in uniform, who undermine the reputation of our police as neutral and professional enforcers of the law. For the police to continue to defend them after this sort of judgement beggars belief.

I am also concerned that it took four years and civil proceedings to get justice in this matter. Where was the Police Complaints Authority? And are formal charges now going to be laid against the officer concerned, or are perjury and attempts to pervert the course of justice only crimes when done without colour of law?