NZ Police deny coverups like Charlie Sheen denies bipolar
Police deny 'code of silence' in coverups
Court action stretching over seven years against police charged with coverups of an alleged assault on a suspect, who later died, ended this week with police denying a "blue code of silence" culture exists.
This week the High Court at Auckland granted an application for proceedings to be stayed against Clinton Lyall Hill, 36, a constable from South Auckland.
He had been through two trials in 2009 and 2010 with juries unable to reach verdicts after being charged with assault on George Tipene Harris, 24, and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
While off duty Mr Hill had arrested an intoxicated Mr Harris in the early hours of October 3, 2004, for trying to steal his mobile phone. He hailed a passing patrol car which he put Mr Harris in, and was later accused of beating him up in the back seat.
Mr Harris got away, ran on to Great South Rd and was hit and killed by a street sweeper truck. Mr Hill was initially charged with manslaughter, but in his first trial the jury threw that charge out.
Clint, our blessed boy in blue has spent 7 years defending the beating in the back of a Police car of George Tipene Harris, George of course managed to escape the illegal beating in the back of a Police car that two other Police Officers had turned a blind eye to and while fleeing the illegal beating in the back of the Police Car he ran into the path of a streetsweeper and was killed. Clint has been let off even though the two other cops who turned a blind eye to the illegal beating in the back of the Police car confessed their role in conspiring to defeat the course of justice by covering up the beating.
This has led the NZ Police to claim there is no code of silence for Police cover ups.
I'm sorry, wtf?
Two Police Officers confess to covering up the illegal beating of a man that leads to his death, but there are no illegal police cover ups! It's like the case of autistic man Cornelius Arie Smith-Voorkamp who wasn't given the bash by Christchurch Cops for supposedly looting. He wasn't beaten up, he just tripped and bashed his face on the ground.
He's vey clumsy that Smith-Voorkamp bloke.
Whanau, there are no issues with Police cover ups in NZ, just like there are no problems with Charlie Sheen opening a kindergarten day care centre, only a racist, disabled athlete abusing, red neck, raw meat eating cretin like Michael Laws would defend the Police culture of bashing.
The only way Cops get busted for bashing is when they accidentally bash the son of a detective.
Sadly our 'Independent' Police Conduct Authority is only funded to investigate 30% of complaints or stories that gain a large amount of embarrassing media attention, if you get bashed make for your facebook asap or there's no way you can gain an independent review of your case.
This case of letting basher cops off whose actions kill could be a new recruitment tool I suppose rather than the tasteless and sexist cougar adverts the Police were defending the use of to cut through to a bored younger arsehole demographic.
The current TV Police recruitment advert aimed at the bored younger arsehole demographic features a car park attendant marking the car lanes smaller so that parking drivers can't open their doors without causing petty vandalism to each others paintwork.
Whanau, i think these crude adverts are simply too dull to get much cut through to the bored younger arsehole demographic and that if the Police want to attract their attention, just be honest.
Hey bored young arseholes. Want $50 k starting with a uniform, barely 3 months training, high speed chases where you can kill whom you like, bash whom you like, use tasers whenever, binge drink every night in private police bars, indulge in a sexist culture that Dame Margaret Bazley confirmed hadn't been eliminated since the Clint Rickards trial? Then join the NZ Police dickhead.
See, that's how you get their attention, i'll forward my marketing invoice.