Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Police Commissioner Howard Broad has said he is "disappointed" in the promotion of Dave Archibald, who had previously been reprimanded for accessing police files on the victim of police pack rapists Brad Shipton and Bob Schollum to pass to their defence team. That's nice, but at the same time, its an evasion of responsibility. As Police Commissioner, Broad is responsible to the Minister for what happens in the police; Archibald's promotion happened on his watch, and its his fault, if only by negligence. And he should admit that and promise to correct it, not simply express disappointment as if its something that happened in another country and has nothing to do with him.