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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Australia: Premier puzzled by release of criminal history

October 18, 2010
ABC News

The Premier Colin Barnett says it is unusual that police chose to release the criminal history of the man at the centre of a taser scandal.

Yesterday, the Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan released a timeline of events detailing the original arrest of Kevin Spratt and subsequent incidents where they allege he was violent.

In one of three incidents, Mr Spratt was tasered 13 times at the East Perth Watch House in 2008. On another occasion he was tasered 11 times by officers from the Department of Corrective Services.

Mr Barnett says he was surprised to hear that police had taken the step. "Ah it was unusual. I guess you've got to ask the Police Commissioner why he's done that," he said. "I don't think it detracts or draws us away from the issue that the treatment of that person, Mr Spratt in that situation was unacceptable."

1 comment:

Excited-Delirium blog said...

It's the future criminal records of the torture chamber officers that I want to see. Their behavior was CLEARLY criminal because it was CLEARLY torture. And torture is criminal.