Police Must Be Protected: Magistrate

Magistrate Tony Murray yesterday said NSW judges have indicated in rulings that police should be protected in their duties.

“The superior courts have indicated police are not to be used as punching bags,” Mr Murray said in Albury Local Court when sentencing Jake James McEwan.

Mr Murray said McEwan’s behaviour towards police in February was disgraceful.

McEwan, 19, of Mate Street, appeared through a video link from Junee jail for sentencing on charges of resisting arrest, intimidating police and malicious damage.

“This is the first time you have spent any time in adult custody,” Mr Murray said.

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Source: www.bordermail.com.au

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