Kevin Spratt was tasered 13 times by two officers at the East Perth Watch-House, while nine other officers looked on. WA Police commissioner Karl O'Callaghan says at the time of the incident, Mr Spratt indicated to the Aboriginal Legal Service he did not want to launch legal action. He says Mr Spratt has now changed his mind and he believes his wishes must be taken into account.
So crimes by officials, captured on official video recordings, still need a formal complaint from the victim to proceed?!?
What about a case of murder? Does the victim of murder need to fill out an official complaint in order for justice to be served?
So why is the victim required to do anything in such a clear-cut case of torture?
Obviously this is more about 'The Blue Brotherhood of Silence' than anything else.
This is CLEARLY an abject failure by the chain of command. With such clear-cut evidence available (official video), there is ZERO excuse for not acting on it at the time.
If this is unclear in your mind, then replace the electro-torture with (for example) rape or murder to see how it logically unfolds. Get it?