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Aussie Police News Wrap – Saturday Night Shift Edition (06/11/2016)

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Bringing you up to date with the news released by all Australian Police agencies on the morning of Sunday, 06/11/2016.

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Aussie Police News Wrap for Wednesday Evening – 02/03/2016

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Bringing you up to date with the news released by Australian Police on Wednesday, 02/03/2016.

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Canberra Man Acquitted After Molotov Cocktail Attack That Burnt Police Officer

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A Canberra man who set fire to a police officer’s leg with a Molotov cocktail has been acquitted of criminal charges because of mental impairment. Continue reading Canberra Man Acquitted After Molotov Cocktail Attack That Burnt Police Officer

Army Vet Assaults Police While Breaking Out His PTSD Companion Dog From a Shelter

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A former Australian soldier allegedly assaulted police and an RSPCA inspector after breaking his companion dog out of a shelter. Continue reading Army Vet Assaults Police While Breaking Out His PTSD Companion Dog From a Shelter

ACT Police Minister Simon Corbell Says Predecessor’s Resignation ‘Unprecedented’

New ACT Police and Emergency Services Minister Simon Corbell has described the incident that led to the resignation of his predecessor as “unprecedented”. Continue reading ACT Police Minister Simon Corbell Says Predecessor’s Resignation ‘Unprecedented’

Aussie Police News Wrap for Saturday Evening – 19/12/2015

Bringing you up to date with the news released by Australian Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015.

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ACT Police Minister Joy Burch’s Chief of Staff Resigns Over Approach To Police

ACT Police Minister Joy Burch’s most senior adviser has quit after it was revealed she briefed a powerful construction union boss about a meeting between Ms Burch and the territory’s chief police officer. Continue reading ACT Police Minister Joy Burch’s Chief of Staff Resigns Over Approach To Police

Jail Sentence for Stun Gun Disguised As Phone Overturned On Appeal

A Canberra woman convicted of possessing a stun gun disguised as a smart phone has had her jail sentence overturned on appeal.

The ACT Supreme Court this week ordered the three month suspended sentence imposed on Bertha Elizabeth Chatfield, 45, by Magistrate Robert Cook be set aside.

Chatfield was instead ordered to sign an 18-month good behaviour order.

The decision, by Chief Justice Helen Murrell, said a police raid on Chatfield’s home located the stun gun, which looked like a smart phone, in a drawer of her bedroom.

The magistrate determined the offence had been medium range of objective seriousness.


Read more in SMH.

Source: www.smh.com.au

Organised Criminal Groups Becoming ‘Harder’ for Police To Detect

Police believe an organised criminal group was behind a series of similar growhouses police found in rental properties across Canberra.

Cannabis grow houses uncovered across Canberra were likely the tip of the iceberg as police moved to crack down on increasingly “fluid” criminal groups making inroads into the capital, an organised crime expert said.

ACT Policing flagged more properties would be raided in coming weeks after officers found more than 900 cannabis plants at various stages of maturity during raids on eight properties.

Police believed the same group of criminals used false identification to lease the properties before they set up the extensive grow houses and brought other people in to look after the crops.

Australian National University visiting fellow Clarke Jones said while terrorism and the ice scourge had dominated police efforts in recent years, it would be “naive” to think Canberra was isolated from the drug trade and organised criminal networks.

“The police can only do what they can do and there’s a correlation between police numbers and the number of detections. If you increase police numbers, you increase the number of detections.

“So therefore I would suggest there would definitely be more [grow houses].”

Read more in Canberra Times.

Source: www.canberratimes.com.au