Former police officer's jail sentence for sex offences against teen reduced by SA Court of Criminal Appeal

Dale Martin Knoote-Parke's sexual relationship with the girl followed a long friendship, one justice wrote.

A former SA policeman jailed for sex crimes against a teenage girl has had his sentence reduced on appeal, with a Supreme Court justice saying while the offender was "weak and thoughtless" he was not a paedophile.

Dale Martin Knoote-Parke pleaded guilty to four counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old girl he met at a blue light disco while he was working in an administrative role in the Police Commissioner's Support Branch.

He was sentenced to three years and two months in jail with a non-parole period of 21 months, but he appealed against the sentence arguing it was manifestly excessive.Dale Martin Knoote-Parke close up

Police corruption: the whole system is rotten

Corrupt police are a natural product of policing under capitalism, argues Miro Sandev

New South Wales has recently been made privy to accusations of corrupt surveillance by the highest echelons of the state’s police force. The media has transformed the story into a Hollywood style death-match between two deputy commissioners vying for the top cop role. But a series of previous Royal Commissions have detailed systematic, entrenched corruption and links to organised crime within the police. Despite attempts at reform, the problem looms larger than ever.

The latest episode concerns the unauthorised bugging of hundreds of police officers and civilians as part of Operation Mascot. Mascot was an operation targeting allegedly corrupt officers, running from 1999 to 2001, led by now Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn. Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione also oversaw the operation for a period, and the other current deputy Nick Kaldas was targeted as potentially corrupt.

But it has been revealed that there was insufficient or no evidence to issue the warrants for the surveillance that took place, and that information relied upon came from a corrupt police officer turned informant codenamed M5.

The inquiry also revealed that informants in police operations are allowed to give false evidence to magistrates, and to commit other criminal acts. Former commissioner Peter Ryan, who was hired to “clean up” the force after previous corruption inquiries, was himself illegitimately placed under surveillance by the Crime Commission. All this suggests that the phone tapping operation was being used to smear “clean” officers and protect corrupt cops involved in organised crime.

NSW Police: Rotten apple cops on rape, stalking, drug and gun charges

While 32 of those police officers still facing court have been suspended, 11 of them without pay, another 21 remain on duty while being accused of breaking the law.

DOZENS of serving police are facing criminal charges as serious as rape, child sexual assault, drug supply or firearm offences, The Daily Telegraph can reveal.

While 32 of those still facing court have been suspended, 11 of them without pay, another 21 remain on duty while being accused of breaking the law.

Two officers have been charged with aggravated sexual assault, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years’ jail. Six officers now face charges of perjury to secure an acquittal or a conviction of a serious offence; six face charges of stalking or intimidating intending to cause fear; and four have been charged with 10 offences of using a carriage service to menace or offend.

Shaun William Moylan: Senior Constable who remains suspended from duty as he faces charges of allegedly bashing a man in custody at Dee Why police station in April last year.

Another 26 have been charged with assault and three face charges of contravening a domestic apprehended violence order.

"Australian Governor Generals' Involvement In Police Murder & Cocaine Cover Up While Director Of The Qld Law Society 1990's"

bluelightdiscountsThe position of Australian Governor General is endorsed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the nations of the Commonwealth.  Empowered in office by laws to as she see's fit, or even remove the PM of Australia Kevin Rudd from office.  Prior work history of the Australian Governor General Quentin Bryce as Director of the Queensland Law Society, early 1990's has now been totally Edited out from the Australian Governor Generals Web Home Page.

Fear not there are numerous copies of the Australian Governor Generals' web home Page prior to the Australian Government editing out the evidence, as does many state libraries.  In the 1990's as a Director of the Queensland Law Society Quentin Bryce personally orchestrated a Queensland Government coverup of a magnitude seldom seen in any 2nd or 3rd world corrupt nation.  It involved covering up evidence of Queensland Police involved in Murdering Queensland Police and Queensland Police involved with the Melbourne underworld importing cocaine into Airlie Beach Queensland and Queensland Police attempting to Murder eye witnesses to their crimes and Queensland Police threatening to Murder eye witnesses of their attempted murder attempts.

"Police Shoot Homeless Man Fourty Six Times"

Still from CNN videoVideo has surfaced of an altercation filmed earlier this year between six officers with the Saginaw, Michigan police department and a homeless man. The cops shot 49-year-old Milton Hall 46 times, killing him.

Authorities have released video footage of the July 1 encounter between Saginaw police officers and Hall, a homeless man they spotted wielding a knife in a local parking lot (warning: graphic video).

Police responded to a 911 call after Milton, described by his family to CNN has suffering from “serious mental health issues,” had a disagreement with a clerk at a nearby convenience store. When law enforcement found him, he was pacing in a parking lot with a knife.  “My name is Milton Hall, I just called 911. My name is Milton, and I'm pi**ed off,” Hall can be heard shouting on the amateur footage.

On the uploaded clip, Hall is audibly told by a female police officer to drop his weapon, after which the suspect refuses and encourages the cops to let a dog loose on him.  "Let him go. Let the motherf---ing dog go,” Hall insists.  The authorities do not heed his request, but immediately after Hall screams at them to sic the dog, the video clip picks up the sound of a barrage of bullets being fired at Hall. Most estimates put the number of shots fired by the six officers at 46.

“All of a sudden, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow…and he drops,” eyewitness Anthoyn Baber tells CNN.

The Huffington Post reports that the six officers all involved in the shooting were initially put on administrative leave while the department investigated the shooting, which was the second police-related death in the small town of 50,000 in 2012.  As of last week, Michigan State Police are actively investigating the killing, and Matthew Frey, the Republican candidate to become Saginaw County's next prosecutor, tells the Saginaw News that he will “review the case again” if investigators deem the homicide as justifiable and he is elected to the position.

"I am extremely upset over what I saw,” Frey tells the paper.  According to an address give from Saginaw Police Chief Gerald Cliff to CNN,Hall was “known to be an assaultive person” with “a long history” involving altercations with law enforcement, “not only with police from our department but with the county.”  Even still, some say the degree to which the officers responded was unwarranted.  “I’m stunned that six human beings would stand in front of one human being and fire 46 shots,” Jewel Hall, the victim’s mother, tells CNN. “I just don’t understand that. It’s a lot of pain in that because it only takes one shot, so the question is why?”

The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department confirmed last week that they have begun a federal probe into Mr. Hall’s death, more than one month after it occurred. Mitchell Rivard, spokesman for Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez of the Civil Rights Division, tells Michigan Live that the DoJ will likely decline comment offering comments to the public until their investigation is complete.  (Source)

"Sydney Police Beat Up and Taser Weaponless Sixteen Year Old Girl"

SSupport Police Beat Yourself UP 5cb11ydney Police, attending a party recently, let loose on a sixteen year old girl, after she tried to lend assistance to a friend whom they were already beating on.  The young man, whom had provoked police, and (obviously) deserving his beating, was noticed by his young female friend, when she went over to help.  She yelled at the police officers to "get off him", to which she was (almost) immediately hit with the taser.

After the taser incident, and between being released from custody, the young girl had bruising to her face, cuts to her legs and bruising to her knees.

Police are denying assaulting the young girl, and even though there are more than twenty witnesses  and photographic, are denying the tasering too.

"NSW police officer accused of shredding documents on child sexual abuse"

ELIZABETH JACKSON: The official inquiry into child sexual abuse in the Hunter region of New South Wales is now examining whether police destroyed crucial evidence.

A Lateline investigation has found a senior serving police officer was part of a key Catholic Church expert panel set up to deal with sex abuse cases.

It's been revealed that over a five year period that police officer attended monthly meetings and then shredded all documents and records of the meetings.

Emily Bourke reports.

EMILY BOURKE: For several years, a senior policewoman with the NSW Sex Crimes Squad sat on the internal Professional Standards Resource Group of the Catholic Church.

That group met for several hours each month to discuss specific cases of abuse by clergy and others.

The ABC's Lateline program has revealed internal police documents which show that the New South Wales policewoman shredded all records of meetings held between 1998 and 2003.

DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: Why would the police be a party to such an arrangement where they are effectively cleansing the record for the Church?

"Ontario Standing Committee on Justice - Canada Court Watch Statements re Police Harassment / Alteration of Transcripts and Illegal prevention of Recording of Court Hearings"

The Vice-Chair: At this time I want to call forward Canada Court Watch, Vernon Beck, please. Welcome, Mr. Beck. You have 30 minutes for your presentation. If you don't use up the entire 30 minutes, the remaining time will be an opportunity for committee members to ask questions or make comments. Would you identify yourself for Hansard and then just proceed with your presentation.

Mr. Vernon Beck: On behalf of Canada Court Watch, I would like to thank the committee for the opportunity to make a short presentation here today. My name is Vernon Beck. I'm a justice advocate, an investigative reporter with the National Association for Public and Private Accountability and the Canada Court Watch program. We are a Canadian-based citizens' organization which was founded by Archbishop Dorian A. Baxter.

For those who don't know our founder, he was the first Canadian who successfully sued a children's aid agency and won. His case made newspapers worldwide because the Durham Children's Aid Society in that case was found guilty of the grossest negligence, incompetence, perjury and blackmail. Unfortunately, there was a recent CBC investigative report on TV in which the same Durham Children's Aid Society was reported on for a young boy who was being sexually abused and drugged while under the care of the Durham Children's Aid Society. Sadly, it seems that history repeats itself when it comes to children being abused by some of these CAS agencies in Ontario.

One of our organization's major initiatives is the Canada Court Watch program. We are the only citizen-based program that is devoted exclusively to monitoring the courts and reporting on issues relevant to the courts and the justice system. We are the only media organization that collects videotaped interviews of children and adults who have been in the court system for the purposes of research. We strive to make the justice system better by exposing the violations of the rights and freedoms of Canadians in the court system. We strive to make judges and those associated with the court system accountable. More information about our organization can be found on our organization's website at www.canadacourtwatch.com.

Based on our organization's experience over the last 10 years, the justice system as it currently stands here in Ontario has lost the respect of a great many Canadians, especially in our family and child protection courts. Every day our organization receives calls from children and parents in distress with the justice system in the Ontario courts. Many children call us. Many of them complain about Ontario's Office of the Children's Lawyer and how nobody is listening to their wishes and preferences. We have videotaped interviews from some children who are telling us that they are being coerced and coached by lawyers from Ontario's Office of the Children's Lawyer. We have this on videotape. We even get calls from lawyers --

The Vice-Chair: Excuse me, sir. I think at this point I should caution you. While members enjoy parliamentary privileges and a certain protection pursuant to the Legislative Assembly Act, it is unclear whether or not these privileges and protections extend to witnesses who appear before committees. For example, it may very well be that the testimony you have given or are about to give could be used against you in a legal proceeding. So I want to caution you to take this into consideration as you make your comments.

"NSW Police in legal battle with software giant"

An extraordinary legal battle is shaping up in the Federal Court, with a multinational software company suing NSW Police for wide-scale copyright piracy.

UK software company Micro Focus is demanding at least $10 million in damages from NSW Police.

It claims NSW Police has been using pirated copies of their computer software for more than a decade to run their COPS (Computerised Operational Police System) - the largest criminal intelligence database in the country.

It was a routine request from the NSW Ombudsman's office back in August 2010 that first set off alarm bells for Bruce Craig, the Australasian managing director of Micro Focus.

"Our team was out at the Ombudsman's and in a conversation they said they were accessing the COPS database using our software," he told 7.30.

"And we said what software - you don't own our software?"

The software in question is called ViewNow. It is a mainframe computer program NSW Police began using in 1998 to access the COPS database, which holds the highly confidential details of just about every citizen in the state.

Cybercrime investigator Michael Speck says the COPS database operates like the "nervous system" of the NSW police and holds critical intelligence on everything from criminal histories to victims of crime.

When someone pirates your software you think who am I gonna call, the police? In this case, they're the pirates.

Micro Focus says after the Ombudsman's query they started investigating and were astounded to discover police had been duplicating their software, then sharing the stolen booty with other law enforcement agencies.

And not just the Ombudsman's Office, but two other state untouchables - the Department of Correctives Services and the Police Integrity Commission.

"When someone pirates your software you think who am I going to call, the police?" Mr Craig said.

"In this case, they're the pirates."

Mr Craig says Micro Focus' contract with police was very specific.

He says police were allowed to use up to 6,500 ViewNow licences and if they wanted any more, they would have to pay for them.

"The licences were for police only. Yet police were out there handing out our software like confetti," he said.

'Out of control'

But it gets worse. Micro Focus say when they asked police just how many of the 6,500 ViewNow licences they were using, a police employee allegedly told them: "Oh f--k. We've rolled out 16,000 devices".

"They did not pay for those extra licences," Mr Craig said.

"It's incredible. It shows an organisation that's completely out of control."

Mr Craig says police have spent the past 18 months stalling.

At first, he says, police claimed they had lost the contract. He says they then told him it was impossible to tell exactly how many of the 20,000-strong police workforce had been using the software over the past decade.

Mr Speck, a former NSW detective, says the idea that NSW Police - the fifth largest police force in the world - cannot track every piece of software they are using seems extraordinary.

"Can't find the licence is the pirates' equivalent of the dog ate my homework," he said.

"Let's just get that out in the open straight away.

"A lot of money - a lot of the public's money - is being spent here defending what appears to be indefensible."

'Investigating the investigators'

But according to former police computer forensics investigator, Clinton Towers, trying to "investigate the investigators" is going to be a major challenge for Micro Focus.

When Micro Focus asked to come in and do their own audit - one of the conditions of the contract - police refused, and called in their lawyers instead.

"They said if we wanted to audit them we would require a court order," Mr Craig said.

"The minute we advised police there was an issue they began de-installing our software. They de-installed it without keeping records."

In essence, the NSW Police defence is that it has all been a terrible misunderstanding.

In its statement of defence before the Federal Court, NSW Police say on their reading of their contract, Micro Focus had not limited them to 6,500 ViewNow licences. Rather, it gave them the right to reproduce as many licences as they wanted.

"No software company would give away their IP forever for unlimited use," Mr Craig said.

You think about copyright like a hire car agreement. When the agreement runs out you can't continue to drive the car and you certainly can't give it to your mates.

Cybercrime investigator Michael Speck

"In this case its quite clear what their usage limit is, it's 6,500 and they have clearly gone way beyond that number."

Mr Speck agrees the idea any company would give away its copyright for free is "just implausible".

"You think about copyright like a hire car agreement," he said.

"When the agreement runs out you can't continue to drive the car and you certainly can't give it to your mates. And that's what happened here."

When the case first landed in the Federal Court last July, the Police Integrity Commission settled out of court almost immediately.

It was quickly followed by the NSW Department of Corrective Services and the NSW Ombudsman's Office. But so far NSW Police have refused to blink.

"This is the first time in 30 years we've ever required a lawyer," Mr Craig said.

"I would estimate they have probably spent over $1 million in taxpayers' money so far in the legal system and all they have done is delay the inevitable."

Mr Speck says Micro Focus has "nobody to go to but the court".

"This is potentially a crime that has to be handled as a civil matter because everybody's got their hands dirty," he said.

"The victims can't go to police - it's the police who are doing the stealing."

This case has attracted surprisingly little attention so far.

Fresh lawsuit looms

But it is about to get even uglier. Micro Focus plans to launch yet another lawsuit, this time accusing the police of trying to replace the first batch of pirated software with another batch of pirated software which also belongs to Micro Focus.

The company claims this latest version of pirated software - a NetManage Applet - was provided by NSW Police to Corrective Services last year as they were scrambling to delete the ViewNow software.

But what Micro Focus now wants to know is how widely the pirated Applet is being used to run the COPS system.

"What's incredible is that they've gone to any length to try and avoid discovery of what's being used in there," Mr Craig said.

"They've been continually deleting our product, they need to replace it with something.

"And that they've replaced it with another licence they have no right to use, its just astonishing. It's madness."

NSW Police have denied the latest allegations by Micro Focus, and have vowed to "vigorously defend" any future court action.

But Micro Focus says Police already face a bill of at least $10 million if they lose the case in lost earnings, legal costs and damages.

In a statement from NSW Police to 7.30, they said even if Micro Focus did have damages awarded to them, the $10 million figure did "not concur with the company's calculation of costs to the Force should [the] company be successful with its civil action".

NSW Police followed that statement with another that relates to the fresh accusation against them.

"NSW Police denies these fresh claims in relation to the NetManage Applet and will vigorously contest the matter," the statement said.  (Source : http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-24/nsw-police-in-legal-battle-with-software-giant/3970388)

"Silence condemned girls to pedophile "

If just one of five Catholic educators had told police about a suspected pedophile teacher, 13 girls may not have been abused.

Thirteen young Catholic girls were raped and molested by their teacher because five adults remained silent to protect the Church.

But the bishop they were trying to protect says he finds it "stunning" they didn't report the claims.

Principal Terry Hayes, assistant principal Megan Wagstaff, student protection officer Catherine Long and senior Catholic Education Office staff Chris Fry and Ian Hunter first heard pedophilia allegations against a Toowoomba primary school teacher Gerry Byrnes in September 2007.

None of them ever told police or parents.

The former bishop of Toowoomba, Bill Morris, who didn't hear about the abuse until after Byrnes' 2008 arrest, can't understand why all five failed to report him.

"It's stunning, I know. I can't get my head around it. Like I said to someone - well, we spoke about it recently. It's not rocket science," the bishop told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on Monday.

The Catholic Church has proved it had a system on paper to report pedophilia, but witnesses have spoken of a more deeply ingrained culture of silence and protecting the Church.

"Do not compromise the bishop," was the motto of the diocese at the time, claimed Mr Hayes.

Bishop Morris said Church culture was to not believe child sex abuse victims.

"Yes, and I think it may be, say, sometimes we've got to check out the story because you never know, they might be just making it up and we don't want to make a report on someone that's going to ruin the rest of their lives, I think that could possibly be part of it," he said.

Mr Hayes, who is still a teacher, has shouldered much of blame for Byrnes being left to abuse more children.

However evidence put to the commission's Brisbane hearings which wrapped up on Monday suggested the other four educators, and the Church itself, were also aware.

Byrnes was finally jailed for 10 years after pleading guilty to 44 child sex charges in 2010 and the Church has now paid over $3 million to nine of the 13 victims.

But for many victims the pain goes on - some girls have depression, others have become withdrawn, and at least one previously happy family has split up after the parents separated.

A mother, who can't be named, said if just one of the five adults had reported the abuse claims to police, the girls' lives would've been very different.

"If this had happened, (my daughter) and the other girls would not have been abused," she told the inquiry.

Bishop Morris, who was forced to resign by Pope Benedict XVI in 2011, believes the Church needs to change its ways or "we're going to be in real trouble."

But he also says the Royal Commission will help change the Church culture.

"It's a catalyst to get things right."

The hearings resume in Sydney on Wednesday.  (Source : http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/02/24/silence-condemned-girls-pedophile)

"Are police officers being subjected to different standards when facing charges or accusations, asks Charlie Bezzina"

WHEN a police officer finds him or herself accused of committing a crime, the rule book seems to get thrown out the window.

The presumption of innocence and certain rights do not seem to apply.

Let’s look at the recent reported matter in the Herald Sun involving Bendigo officer Inspector Mark Edwards.

He was one of 17 police accused of trying to derail an investigation into a fellow officer who crashed his car into a hotel while more than twice the legal blood-alcohol limit.

Insp Edwards was accused of perjury and misleading the Office of Police Integrity.

He was suspended without pay in August after being charged.

The charges against him were inexplicably dropped at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court last week.

"Former Victoria Police officer jailed until at least 2024 over sick sex ring"

A FORMER Victoria Police officer who used a string of boys he had molested to help him recruit new victims will be in jail until at least 2024.

An ex-Victoria Police officer has been jailed until 2024 for molesting young boys.

The 64-year-old man quit the force in 1979 and moved to NSW.

There, he assaulted seven boys, aged from nine to 16, over seven years until his arrest in 2012.

But the man, who cannot be named, is still facing 40 molestation charges in Victoria dating to the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, in a case that has been adjourned until next year.

The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal last month upheld a Crown appeal against the sentence on the NSW offences, to which he pleaded guilty, increasing it to 17 years with a non-parole term of 12 years.

He befriended the victims’ families and groomed them with gifts, such as money, alcohol and drugs.

INVESTIGATION: Officer charged over child abuse images

CHILD PROTECTION: Thousands of our kids are sex attack victims

He would watch pornography with them, assault them, and force them to take part in lewd sex acts. He also photographed some in explicit poses.

Known to his victims as Uncle Bob, the man forced them to fill out sickening questionnaires as part of a twisted recruitment process.

The questionnaire, entitled “New boys to join us”, asked victims to nominate friends to bring to his house, and outlined strict criteria for prospective nominees.

Among these were that the boys had to be slim, like beer, need money, enjoy watching pornography and be “living with mum, no dad or step(father)”.

Victorian police say the man committed some of the offences that occurred in Victoria while he was on duty as a police officer.

It is alleged he held a revolver to the head of a young girl while he had sex with her. Police say he put the same girl, then eight, in a police cell for three hours and made her perform sex acts.

She was also taken in the back of a divisional van to bushland where she was again made to perform sex acts on the policeman, it is alleged.

It is alleged that in another incident the man held a rifle to the head of a boy and threatened to kill him.

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(Source : http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/former-victoria-police-officer-jailed-until-at-least-2024-over-sick-sex-ring/story-fni0fee2-1227053214164)

"Former Victoria Police officer jailed until at least 2024 over sick sex ring"

A FORMER Victoria Police officer who used a string of boys he had molested to help him recruit new victims will be in jail until at least 2024.

An ex-Victoria Police officer has been jailed until 2024 for molesting young boys.

The 64-year-old man quit the force in 1979 and moved to NSW.

There, he assaulted seven boys, aged from nine to 16, over seven years until his arrest in 2012.

But the man, who cannot be named, is still facing 40 molestation charges in Victoria dating to the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, in a case that has been adjourned until next year.

The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal last month upheld a Crown appeal against the sentence on the NSW offences, to which he pleaded guilty, increasing it to 17 years with a non-parole term of 12 years.

He befriended the victims’ families and groomed them with gifts, such as money, alcohol and drugs.

INVESTIGATION: Officer charged over child abuse images

CHILD PROTECTION: Thousands of our kids are sex attack victims

He would watch pornography with them, assault them, and force them to take part in lewd sex acts. He also photographed some in explicit poses.

Known to his victims as Uncle Bob, the man forced them to fill out sickening questionnaires as part of a twisted recruitment process.

The questionnaire, entitled “New boys to join us”, asked victims to nominate friends to bring to his house, and outlined strict criteria for prospective nominees.

Among these were that the boys had to be slim, like beer, need money, enjoy watching pornography and be “living with mum, no dad or step(father)”.

Victorian police say the man committed some of the offences that occurred in Victoria while he was on duty as a police officer.

It is alleged he held a revolver to the head of a young girl while he had sex with her. Police say he put the same girl, then eight, in a police cell for three hours and made her perform sex acts.

She was also taken in the back of a divisional van to bushland where she was again made to perform sex acts on the policeman, it is alleged.

It is alleged that in another incident the man held a rifle to the head of a boy and threatened to kill him.

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(Source : http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/former-victoria-police-officer-jailed-until-at-least-2024-over-sick-sex-ring/story-fni0fee2-1227053214164)

"'More than 100 police' under suspicion in paedophilia crackdown"

A list of more than 2,400 Britons who the FBI believes have subscribed to paedophile websites contains the names of more than 100 police officers, including a detective chief superintendent, it was revealed last night.

But in what was developing into a major scandal, it was also disclosed that it could take under-funded British police up to five years to work their way through the list and bring the culprits to justice.

The list - which contained the names of the two Cambridgeshire police officers who worked on the Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells murder inquiry and who have since been charged with child pornography offences - was supplied to Britain's National Crime Squad after three people suspected of involvement in paedophile websites were arrested in Texas.

Dirty Filthy Queensland Police : The Welfare Check and Grevious Assault of a Mother and Her Partner

To Mr Kevin Rudd, - Tuesday 1 June 2010

I called my sister Julie distressed on the 31st May 2010, because of some insecurities and problems with my two girls adjusting to moving to Queensland with my partner and I, and my ill health.  She tried to ring me back but my phone was dead. So she involved the police by asking them to just go around and check on me.  My partner was asleep having an afternoon sleep at the time.

About 4 hours after my phone call to my sister, I heard noises outside. I went to the door and looked outside and saw 5 police officers.  Jason was still asleep, I woke him up and we both went to the door, it is a glass sliding door and was open.  (Why did 5 Police Officers come, in response to the call?)

They said Is Debra here? Jason said yes this is Debbie. They said we just want to make sure she is all right, or something similar to that. Jason, not knowing anything, said yea! your all right aren’t you Debb?  I said yes I am fine. They said my sister had called and said I had had a drink and threatened to harm myself. I put my hand on my head and said, oh! I am so sorry, I don't normally drink at all, I was upset. But i am OK now.  I only had one drink.  (Once my welfare was affirmed why did the police forcibly enter our home?)