The Police Union has questioned the need for a new investigation into the recent taser incident at the East Perth Watch House. Yesterday, the Corruption and Crime Commission announced it would take over the investigation into the use of tasers on Kevin Spratt, sidelining the WA police. The Commission has also told WA police to stop any active investigations of their own. Mr Spratt was tasered on five separate occasions in 2008 and at the watch house, he was tasered a total of 13 times in the one incident.
That amount of taser abuse CLEARLY meets the internationally accepted definition of 'Torture'.
...the union's Russell Armstrong says the
cover-up whitewashinvestigation was of the highest standard. ...
Let's stop and think. What on Earth could he actually be worried about? If the previous investigations were actually done to a high standard, then the next layer of oversight will arrive at the same conclusion, and it'll be another vote of confidence in The System. They should look forward to the opportunity.
The CCC will also review the police internal investigation.
Oh, I see. Well, in that case, they're all screwed.
See also Australia: Corruption and Crime Commission Takes Over Spratt Probe [via TNT].