Tuesday, February 25, 2014

This is not the way to rebuild trust

The NZ Police have been having trust issues lately: police rapists, sexism, bullying, dead prisoners, Operation 8 and the Kim Dotcom raid. Not to mention an apparent inability to do the most basic tasks, and a culture of denial about all of it. Faced with that problem, you'd expect the next police commissioner to be someone who would present an image of culture change, who would add credibility to the Police's claims that they had learned and really were different now.

Instead, National has appointed Mike Bush - the man who infamously eulogised and made excuses for former police officer Bruce Hutton, otherwise known as "the dirty cop who planted evidence to get Arthur Allan Thomas locked up for a crime he didn't commit".

So much for rebuilding trust.