his wholiness the rev drjon (drjon) wrote,
his wholiness the rev drjon

No charges over Palm Island death

"The news that the Queensland Director of Public Prosecutions has decided not to lay charges against the police sergeant involved in the death of an Aboriginal man on Palm Island two years ago will seriously damage any faith Indigenous people have in the justice system."

More at the link. I would expect that the DPP is going to have to talk very fast and very loudly, and I expect it will be to little effect where it matters.

I wish I was not so cynical about those in power. But on the balance of evidence, I find it unsurprising that the DPP would chose this outcome, in the face of the Coroner's finding that Senior Sergeant Christopher Hurley caused Mulrunji's death.

Such a shame.
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