Sunday, July 4, 2010

Police scofflaws again

Police boss tells officers to stop parking in civic square

POLICE have been told to stop using Brisbane's main civic square as a parking lot and traffic shortcut.

Newly released Brisbane City Council documents show police officers were using King George Square for parking and a shortcut before council instigated a crackdown, leading to a direction from Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson's office to officers.

A spokesman for Lord Mayor Campbell Newman said council welcomed the presence of police for operational issues, but "not for using civic spaces as a parking spot or driveway".

He provided a photograph of City Hall's front door on May 13, showing five police cars in the King George Square driveway.


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