Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Townsville cops

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Sonya Mitchell

Sonya Mitchell is is calling for artworks, stories or photographs from anyone in the Townsville area who feels that they have experienced injustice at the hands of the Queensland Police Service for an exhibition called "Injustice or Just-us?"

The exhibition comes as a result of an incident witnessed by Sonya Mitchell who saw something which prompted her to make a CMC complaint.  The QLD Police Service Officer who investigated the other QLD Police Service Officers from the same locality found that the Officers involved did nothing wrong despite the fact that a Magistrate found that the Officers unlawfully entered a property, unlawfully arrested someone and unlawfully assaulted someone. 

The QLD Police Service Officer who investigated the CMC complaint chose to paint the complainant as a liar rather than the Police.  The purpose of this exhibition is to raise community awareness about the current ethical behaviour standards of QLD Police and call for independant investigators.

If you have experienced something similar and would like to submit a piece than please email sonya.mitchell@optusnet.com.au. If you are concerned about retaliation, then your identity will not be disclosed. Any funds raised from the exhibition will be donated to the Innocence Project. Please copy and paste this message to share this post with your friends.

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