Police Association NSW Calls for Removal of Senator Leyonhjelm Following Appalling Comments

Wanderers fans taunt police and security during a match at Parramatta stadium in February. Photograph: Quentin Jones/AAP
Wanderers fans taunt police and security during a match at Parramatta stadium in February. Photograph: Quentin Jones/AAP
The NSW police union says that comments made by Western Sydney Wanderers fans calling police ‘bastards’ should not have been repeated by a senator.

Liberal Democratic Senator David Leyonhjelm, while addressing the media on Tuesday outside an inquiry, referred to a term used by the A-League club’s fans: “All Cops Are Bastards”.

“Now cops earn that, they have to unearn it,” Senator Leyonhjelm said.

Police Association NSW president Scott Weber on Wednesday morning called for Senator Leyonhjelm’s removal, labelling the comments “appalling” and “an outrage”.

“The senator is completely out of step with community views and needs to be removed immediately,” Mr Weber said.

“The senator, by repeating those comments and backing them up, is not acting how any elected official should behave. Such attitudes and vitriol are, and always will be, an affront to community decency and values,” Weber said.

Source: The Australian.

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