This is what we should be investigating the Police for
As much as I dislike Investigate Magazine (and sweet Jesus do I dislike it), it is about time the media stopped their focus of a bullshit story regarding Police Commissioner Broad watching a blue movie in the 1980s during a rugby fundraiser where a man screwed a chicken, and started focusing on the much more serious issues that have been brought to our attention thanks to Ian Wishart.
The problem for me is that these allegations have been made by Wayne Idour, the private investigator who only last year breathlessly claimed that he had information that would destroy the government…….and we waited, and waited and realised that Wayne didn’t have the goods. Wayne is good at making allegations, whether they stand up or not (and looking at the history of investigate magazine, I’m not putting any bets on it) – but the suggestion that cops raped prostitutes and robbed them in the 1980s doesn’t surprise me and judging the rampant misogynist mentality that reeks through the Police it does sound credible. But this is fuel for the demand of an independent Police complaints authority, not to hold Investigate Magazine up as the source of all good journalism.
Minister calls for probe into corruption
Allegations that Dunedin police in the 1980s and 1990s were corrupt have been passed to the Police Complaints Authority by Police Commissioner Howard Broad. Police Minister Annette King said last night it was up to the authority, Justice Lowell Goddard, QC, to decide whether to investigate the allegations in Investigate magazine but, despite it being straight after a three-year inquiry into police behaviour, she added: "I urge her to."