At various points in history, the eastern seaboard states of Australia had various levels of corruption within the 'force' with every state's police competing for the number one place.
In the seventies and eighties the crown went to the New South Wales police as the country's largest narcotics transport network, followed by a close second by Victoria's police, a fact that was mentioned many times behind closed doors in the presence of the brotherhood.
The mid nineties saw a shift of balance of power going to the rival state of Victoria, where the police were working together with the state's crime families sharing the enormous profits of the drug trade.
Not one single piece of information makes it out into the public arena without the approval of the head of police, no matter how truthful or even illegal the actions of police are.
Ken Lay is the head of Victoria's police currently suppressing the states police force's crimes committed for which he has been asked to explain and justify, by members of the public, to which corpau is in possession of such letters, exposing the crimes committed by police against the general populous.
Reporters that sit in on cases, where police are involved in crime, somehow miraculously omit to report a story of significance, even if one is made, the names of the police are suppressed, where in similar cases the public is exposed.
Lawyers, barristers, magistrates judges, etc are part of this corruption, and totally ignore any evidence put forward that exposes corrupt police, only to endanger the life and family of the 'whistle blower' / complainant, initially with intimidation, as witnessed recently many times in Melbourne's courts.
Here are some matters from the mid to late nineties involving corrupt police:
- Victoria is by the admission of Police themselves, now the illegal drugs capital of Australia. Whistle blowers Mick Skrijel, Peter McCartney and others recently gave evidence (and proof) at a drugs inquiry that the Victorian Police were the main dealers in Melbourne. Their evidence was not reported by the media, even though their reporters were in attendance.
- King Street Melbourne, is now one of the most violent and dangerous places to go out in all of Australia. Assaults are a daily occurrence. In many parts of Melbourne, the streets are now unsafe. Recently 11 off-duty Police were allegedly involved in a brawl at the "Public Bar" in Victoria Street, North Melbourne.
- A Police Whistle blower, Constable Karl Konrad, tells of entrenched corruption within his own Police force and alleges widespread corruption involving smashing windows and other matters, involving over a hundred fellow officers. He is no longer actively employed by the Victoria Police. He was recently fined $1,000 by his department after making comments about the Police to the media without authorisation from senior Police Management.
- A senior Internal Investigations Department (IID) Official (Tom McGrath) confirms entrenched Police corruption and a "brotherhood". Another officer, Inspector Barbara Oldfield made similar and even more damning statements about corruption in the Victoria Police (transcript of her conversation is in The Hoser Files, 322 pp.). The media refuse to report the Oldfield allegations on the basis that they are "too hot to handle".
- A recent inquiry ("Operation Bart") uncovers a scam whereby at least twelve corrupt Police allegedly turn a blind eye to crimes by Panel Beaters and Tow Truck Drivers in return for secret repairs to Police cars smashed up when being improperly used, in order to prevent the officers being charged or disciplined.
- The state's road toll for the first time in some years is now on the rise. A disproportionate number of crashes involve Police officers that have drunk excessive alcohol.
- Six Police in one car recently smashed the car outside Knox shopping centre on a Friday night, with the driver over the legal alcohol limit and another officer going to hospital and lying about how he'd got his injuries. He'd falsely claimed assault.
- Another Police officer, (Terrence Olsen) kills a young pushbike rider on New Year's day, by running him over when drink driving after a party and then attempting to hide his crime by self repairing his own car to hide the damage. He is then allowed to retire from the force on full benefits.
- Yet another Police officer (Grant McPhie) kills himself after driving at least 163 kmh in an 80 km zone, while having a blood alcohol level over three times the legal limit. Scores of other Police officers crash cars while drunk.
- Police attempt to suppress an internal report that documents excessive drinking of alcohol as a major problem in the Victoria Police. It was leaked by a whistle blower.
- An Assistant Commissioner (Brian Church) recently refuses to allow journalists from the 7.30 report to ask him questions at a press conference, because he is worried about potentially adverse criticism or exposure. Previously he allegedly "pulled" an ABC documentary about Police violence in the Flemington/Ascot Vale area of inner Melbourne.
- A book the Police have attempted to suppress (The Hoser Files, 322 pp.), details repeated cases of bashings, thefts, perjury, court fixing, cover-ups and other misconduct in the local Police, as well as gross failures of the Victorian Ombudsman's Office to act on proof of Police and other public service corruption. This book is the single biggest expose' of corruption in Victoria's history and yet the mainstream media have black-banned the it (see below).
- A key witness into a Police corruption inquiry, Mr. Tony Rossi was allegedly set-up by Police and improperly jailed for three months, while the Sergeant (Beardsley) who was the subject of the investigation was allowed to retire from the force with a $240,000 pay out.
- Rossi was then jailed on falsified charges. He later cleared his name and was acquitted.
- Large amounts of cash handed in to Police Stations by members of the public have been stolen by Police. This includes $7,500 recently handed in by a taxi driver to Sunshine Police station that Police allegedly took. The Police department covered the losses through it's general budgetary process allowing the thief to escape with the cash.
- Police suppressed from the public information alleging a computer fraud in it's own department that may have resulted in up to a million dollars on losses.
- Police refuse to hand over investigations of Police to an independent authority, insisting on the use of a Police Internal Investigations Section to do such work under the benevolent guidance of the State Ombudsman's Office, which also relies on Police to do most investigative work, even after the Queensland Fitzgerald report and NSW Wood Royal Commission Interim Report noted that such a complaints mechanism failed to work effectively.
- Police reject repeated calls from a wide range of Political and community groups, including Whistle blowers, Lawwatch, Coalition Against Police Violence, Victims of Crime League, Australian Council For Civil Liberties, Australian Civil Liberties Union and others for a Royal Commission, even though if they had nothing to hide, then they should have nothing to fear from such an inquiry. Furthermore they would be expected to welcome such an opportunity to show potential critics that all is well within the force if in fact no corruption existed.
- The editor of the Sunday-Herald Sun, Alan Howe gagged a senior journalist from the same paper, Fia Cumming, from discussing The Hoser Files and Police corruption on the Couchman radio programme on 17th January this year. The editor of the Herald-Sun spoke to Couchman the night before the interview was to go to air and attempted to kill the story.
- It is leaked to the media that unnamed Police stole files from the St. Kilda Road Police Complex relating to a drug racket involving senior Police. The theft was an inside job, having been done by corrupt Police. Rather than attempting to identify the perpetrators of the theft and bringing them to account, senior Police go on a witch-hunt to find the person who leaked the information to the media.
- Police rent-a-witness David Winduss is found guilty of being a child molester and sent to prison. It is alleged that Winduss had been allowed to get away with illegal activities for years by Police as he was their man.
- The Ombudsman's Office and Police are revealed to have with-held information from the public about Police involvement in paedophile rings and other related illegal activity.
- Police refuse to charge Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett with a series of criminal and other offences, including assaulting journalists by Shovelling dirt on them (and then challenging them to charge him), contempt of court, and driving at 143 kmh in a 100 kmh zone (which for any other person would result in automatic licence loss and an appearance in court due to the seriousness of the offence).
- Police refuse to name the over 100 officers involved in shutter scams, tow truck rackets and other illegal activity. Most are allowed to remain in the force without penalty, while the grand total of four are removed from the force. The Police refuse to name either those removed from the force and/or those corrupt 96 officers (at least) who remain. This allows these officers to falsify charges against other persons without fear of being identified by potential defendants as corrupt.
Victoria Police is a corporation (ABN 63 446 481 493) that functions for profit.