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Loss of faith in police servic
PUBLIC confidence in police services has fallen dramatically across the country, with large drops in the number of people who are satisfied with police integrity, honesty and services.

The Report on Government Services 2006 reveals that nationally, the percentage of people happy with police services has dropped significantly in the past financial year, from 71.8 per cent to 68.9 per cent.

The perception of police honesty has also suffered a blow, with a downward spiral from 75.4per cent to 70.9per cent.

Across the country, fewer people were content with their last ... Read more

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Australia: Senior Officer ordered to stand trial for assault

A senior central Victorian police officer has been ordered to stand trial for
allegedly assaulting a man and misleading a subsequent investigation into the
incident.

In 2010, the Office of Police Integrity (OPI) investigated claims Detective Leading
Senior Constable Grant Allan had broken a man's collar bone during a drugs raid in
Maryborough.

It is alleged Allan then misled OPI officers and interfered in their investigation.

He has pleaded not guilty to 10 charges during a seven day committal hearing at
the Bendigo Magistrates Court.

During the hearing, the court heard conflicting accounts of the extent of the
victim's injuries and the role of Allan and his police colleagues after the incident.

Allan will stand trial in the County Court at a later date.
 
 


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