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Cop culture to blame

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Prosecuting those Ballina police officers implicated in the bashing of Corey Barker  is an appropriate first step but it won’t address the root cause of police brutality, which lies in police culture and a lack of independent oversight and accountability.

Until there is an adequate, independent mechanism for handling complaints against police, the resort to perjury, excessive force and contempt for human rights will remain the modus operandi of the NSW police force.

John Scrivener, Main Arm


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  1. There is an appropriate independent mechanism: it is called the Sydney Supreme Court, but perhaps we should first make sure that there is adequate funding for Legal Aid, PILCH and PIAC.

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