The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Shane Rattenbury, has expressed concern that ACT Policing has announced a large scale roll out of tasers to front line police despite a motion of the Assembly calling for the release of a review into their use.
“In October last year the Assembly passed a motion requiring the Police Minister to report to the Assembly on the outcome of the ACT Policing Review into tasers.” Shane Rattenbury said.
“This morning the Chief Police Officer has revealed on radio that the police review was completed in February this year, and that police took a decision to roll out tasers six months ago.
“Given the Assembly’s motion, and how long ago the review was completed, it is extremely surprising that the Assembly first finds out the result on the front page of today’s newspaper. The Minister has failed to keep the Assembly informed in a timely manner.
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But what will you do about it Shane?
[The Liberals Jeremy Hanson on the other hand is as usual racing to tell the CPO how great he thinks he is. Quite the one way bromance blossoming there.]